Thursday, June 30, 2011

Grinding Wheat

Since I have just started grinding my own wheat, I thought that there might be others who have questions. So I will do my best to go over a couple points.


First of all I keep a 2 quart glass container handy with hard red wheat. This way I don’t have to lug around the 5 gallon bucket.


Next I fill the hopper of the grinder. Yes, it is a manual grinder, we thought that it best if we were to loose power. It takes me about 20 minutes to grind this amount. That is also because I have to switch arms and take breaks. Sorry I have girly arms that just aren’t use to doing this type of work.


Once the wheat is ground you will want to sift the flour from the germ.


Here is the sifter!


You will want to put the flour in the hopper like I have shown here. Then sift. What you sift out will be your flour ( you will need to refrigerate what you don’t use right away as it will go rancid pretty quick.) What you have left in the sifter is the germ. This needs to be put in the fridge as well. You can use this in place of bread crumbs in almost any recipe.

Gotta Run,