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Old 06-10-2019, 10:35 PM
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We have recently invested in a 6,000 watt solar generator and have begun the rethinking of what that means for our preps. I have a Wondermill Jr. for milling wheat but after working with it for a while I began to wonder if the physical effort is greater than the nutrition gained. Since we have the power, what recommendations would you offer for a high quality electric grain mill? I’m getting along in years and wouldn’t mind expending a bit less effort in obtaining good flour.
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Old 06-11-2019, 12:19 AM
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The Wondermill is one of the best. Why don't you get the electric motor setup for it, and you'll be covered for auto and manual scenarios.
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+1 on Wondermill Jr accessories.

4 ways to power it:
- Hand
- Power drill
- Motorized electric pulley
- Bicycle conversion rig

Don't forget to have spare steel and stone heads, plus the nut auger.

4 ways to power it and it grinds all nuts, grains, seeds, and a few of the softer bean types.
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Old 06-11-2019, 09:55 PM
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Old 06-12-2019, 08:36 AM
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I have not used the Country living mill, have used multiple other small mills which were fine for occasional (as in the first winter in the North, we got snowed in for 7 weeks. Bag's of whole corn in the barn, we ate a lot of corn bread / corn meal pancakes etc.).

I love the Diamant mill, very pricey and a lot more now than when I first bought, BUT:
1. This is the ONLY mill that will grind wheat flour fine enough to keep the family happy with 100% whole wheat bread we have ever used. BETTER than almost all store bought WW flour too !!!!!
2. This is the ONLY one that was easy enough for me to use and not feel like I was getting too much of a work out, and the only one multiple children could actually work.
3. Easy conversion to electric, there is a belt groove already cut into the heavy cast iron flywheel. Use with any AC or DC motor (we now have an old generic electric motor, but also have the same 56 frame size DC motor on a shelf just in case).

Can not recommend too highly (as of a decade ago, do NOT have any info about more recent versions but still looks the same).

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I bought one of these when "One Second After" came out.
Never plugged it in yet. Not sure what I paid, but it looks like the price went up a lot.
Everyone was advocating that hand cranked wonder mill at the time.
I have generators, so had no intention of using hand power.

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The electric powered runs slowly so the gain doesn't overheat. CAn be run by hand - and is geared.

The owner is a bit 'difficult" to work with - but this has been one of the best mills sold in the US fro decades.

Perform your own due diligence on any mill.
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