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Oatmeal Roller/flaker...need opinions & experiences

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by BirdBrain, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. BirdBrain

    BirdBrain Prefers Frozen Tail Feathers

    May 7, 2007
    For some time I have been wanting to get an oatmeal roller. Some places I have looked online they call them a flaker. Are these the same thing? There is no comparison between freshly ground whole wheat and what you can get in the store and I assume the same holds true for freshly rolled oats. So here are my questions (including the one above):

    1-What do you really call those machines that roll whole oat groats?

    2-What brand do you have?

    3-Do you remember what you paid?

    4-Was it worth it?

    5-Where is a the best place to get one?

    6-Where do you get whole oat groats?

    7-Any tips or other ideas about this?

    Thanks for any light you can shed on this for me.
  2. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 15, 2007
    Washington State
    I don't have your answers, except to say a roller mill is used typically for oats. I have access to a small roller mill with 4 or 6" rollers on it. They run around $1500-$2000 new.
  3. BirdBrain

    BirdBrain Prefers Frozen Tail Feathers

    May 7, 2007
    Thanks Grey,
    I was looking at some online and they are in the 100-300 dollar range...didn't know if they really were up to the job or not.

    Anyone else know anything about these?

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