grinding corn

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by GardenWeasel, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. GardenWeasel

    GardenWeasel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any of you grind your own grain for feed? For flour? Am looking into buying a grain mill and looking for one that can grind coarse and fine pretty well. Anybody got a great one or a horrible one. I need to invest soon and am confused by reviews.
     
  2. Our7Wonders

    Our7Wonders Out Of The Brooder

    I like my Nutrimill for home use. It grinds corn into fairly coarse cornmeal and I get a great soft pastry flour from my soft white wheat. It doesn't crack grains though, so I'm not sure how well it will work for feed - not sure how course you're looking to go.

    HTH
    Debbi
     
  3. Organics North

    Organics North Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I have a kitchen aid attachment that works really well.
     
  5. Ukyou

    Ukyou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have the one that fits onto the KitchenAid mixer and it works great for me.
     
  6. GardenWeasel

    GardenWeasel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Organics North and others, can you elaborate on the power drill part. Does it need to be a multi speed power. I really don't have a clue as I am power tool dummie but my husband would probably get it. Have you ever tried grinding finer for say, grits? I am growing my own heirloom corn successfully for the first time with no coons and minor pest damage and very excited to eat some myself. Nutramill only has one grind which is flour texture, is that correct?
     
  7. Organics North

    Organics North Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I think you can grind fairly fine, the ebay grinder is a plate type grinder. I just crack my grains. Never tried it for cornmeal. You can crank the screw down to get a pretty fine grind though. I am pretty sure the grinder I mentioned is the type used by folks in the America's. I am quite positive they can not afford "fancy" grinders.

    Now the power drill. I just took the hand crank handle off threaded in a bolt in its place, attach my hole hog, and pulse the trigger on a low speed setting while holding on tight...

    A hole hog is a low speed drill used by electricians and log builders. It would not be cost effective if you had to buy a low speed power drill to grind with. Using the hand crank gives good exercise...A little too much though when you are grinding a ton a year..[​IMG]
    I have no idea how long the cheap grinder is going to last with the abuse of the power drill. But for under $30 I don't care....[​IMG]

    Congrats on he heirloom corn...[​IMG]

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  8. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Quote:Heirloom corn!!!

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    I LOVE heirloom corn.
     
  9. Organics North

    Organics North Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I see your emocon is eating heirloom pop corn.....[​IMG]:
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  10. Mogli

    Mogli Chillin' With My Peeps

    my dad has a rigged up grinder for grinding grain for making homemade beer i use it to grind up my feild corn to make it cracked corn plus i grind wheat with it to make the wheat cracked too it works good
     

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