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Old 11-04-2013, 09:49 AM   #1
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Too much grain?

We're completely out of grain. The company I buy from sells in 45-50 lb buckets.

I know we need durum, and soft white, and I wanted to get hard red and hard white. I'm tempted to try some buckwheat, rye, and barley, but that seems like an awful lot of grain.

For those of you that grind your own flour, do you just keep wheat berries around, or do you have multiple types of grain? How much do you keep of the other types? Maybe I should find another company and just get 10 lbs of rye, barley, buckwheat, kamut and spelt? Does anyone have a company they recommend? I like Pleasant Hill because their grain is super clean, all the way down to the end of the bucket, so I know I don't need to worry about hurting my mill, but I'm willing to try another company.

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Old 11-05-2013, 08:02 AM   #2
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http://www.organicsproutedflour.net/sproutedgrain.html

If you haven't tried it yet, I highly recommend einkorn for how easy it is to use 1:1 for white flour. It's the most delicious whole grain I've tried. Totally worth the upcharge over kamut, although I do love kamut.

Sprouted grain is more expensive than un sprouted.

Eta. I hand grind when I do, so I only have white wheat berries.
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Re: Too much grain?

I can't use sprouted grain in my nutrimill. Hand grinding isn't an option since we use it for all of our flour needs.

I ended up getting hard red, durum, and soft white. I'm still looking for a place where I can get super clean buckwheat, rye, and either spelt or kamut in 25 lb buckets.
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Russian markets will generally have a really nice buckwheat and I'm sure you could work out a bulk buy.
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