Dont look back;)
Ive been planning on buying a grain mill and want to know what you use and your thoughts and why its the best.
I second this ^^^.The Country Living Grain Mill is considered by most to be the cadillac of grain mills. We have one and it's built like a tank and will last for many years. Be sure to get the bean/corn auger also so you can grind your own cornmeal in addition to flour.
+1 on the parts kit!I second this ^^^.
Country living can be manual or you an buy the electric option. If the grid goes down and power is an issue you can still use it manually.
It is built like a tank. If you decide to get one, get the parts kit too. That should keep ya going for awhile. :thumb:
Jerry,I believe that the Diamant 525 mill is "better" than the Country Living Grain mill, but it is much more expensive, so the Country Living mill is probably the better buy for most people wanting a really good mill.
But I plan on grinding grain for others long term, so I've set my sights on the Diamant 525 at some point.
Couldn't get this site to work, but it has some good information on the Diamant 525
Just my opinion on the subject.
I wouldn't grind pepper in it unless you want everything you grind to taste like pepper for a long time. Once that volatile oil gets on the stones, it's going to be there for a while. Spices are probably best ground in a mortar and pestle anyway. Since you should only grind what you need at the time, for maximum freshness, it's easier to use a mortar for small amounts.