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To make flour from grains.
A grain mill is used to make flour from grain and is indispensable in a well rounded food storage program that contains grain (wheat, oats, corn etc.). We carry several popular mills. Most of these mills we have used over the years to test their ease of use and reliability.
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The Country Living Mill
Made to Last for Generations
Our most popular mill
Made in the USA, this mill comes with a 20 year warranty and utilizes specially designed steel grinding plates. It runs on industrial ball bearings which should supply a life time of service. It is easy to clean and has an infinite amount of adjustments for fineness or coarseness of flour. It is easy to turn by hand, but can be motorized or attached to an exercise bike for ears of operation. The mill flywheel has a V-belt groove in it for motorized operation.
In order to process a variety of grains, nuts and beans the Country Living Mill has an optional Nut & Bean Auger. This auger has wider grooves in it to allow for larger nuts and beans to be processed through the mill. If the plates become clogged while making nut butters, they are easy to remove and clean.
The Country Living Mill requires 30% less energy to grind all grains, beans
and seeds into fine flour. It is an attractive mill that blends nicely into
any kitchen decor. An optional ceramic flour bin is also available to catch
the flour as it is ground.
The Country Living Mill is without a doubt the most rugged manual grinder on the market today. It is the only grinder that uses ball-bearings that I am aware of. Most use brass bushings. Many of the other grinders have only one large bushing type bearing. The Country Living Mill has two sealed ball bearings spaced far apart to increases the stability of the drive shaft and reduces bearing strain. It also turns easier saving your energy.
The photo to the right shows what the grinder looks like when the threaded adjustment knob, the rotating burr, the drive key and grain auger have been removed. The grinder must be broken down to this point to install the bean and corn auger. If you wished, you could now pull the drive shaft out of the mill from the crank side. You can see that this grinder is very easy to take apart and clean.
The Keys: ( see red arrow on the left ) If you are using the large auger, there are three keys that must be installed for the grinder to operate. The standard auger set-up only requires two keys. The purpose of the keys are to lock the different rotating parts of the grinder to the drive shaft so they all turn as one unit. There's a key locking the pulley wheel to the drive shaft, another to lock the nut, bean and corn auger to the drive shaft if installed, and on the end of the grinder, a third key to lock the rotating burr of the grinder to the drive shaft.
The keys are quite small and are easily lost. When taking the grinder apart, be mindful of the keys. And before any disassembly, clean your work area. More than one key has been lost in a bowl of wheat or flour. This is especially true for those who do not know to keep an 'eye out', as the key can quite unnoticeably fall out of the groove in the drive shaft during disassembly, then get lost in whatever floury mess you have at the base of the grinder. For many folks, the first indication there's something wrong is when they reassemble their grinder, and the rotating burr doesn't turn when they crank the handle. By this time, the key may very well be long gone. Be careful with the keys. The grinder won't work without them. ( may we suggest having some spares & tape them to the side of the mill )
The Video to the Left will show you how to change the Corn and Bean Auger.
Order # 21236 Country Living Grain Mill Regular $429.00
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Mill Repair Kit Includes 2 replacement bearings, proper size bolt, nut, 2 custom-cut washers to match bearings while pressing, 12 standard washers, stainless steel spring auger, snap ring, 2 long keys, and 2 short keys. (and instructions).
Hand Grain Mill
The Hand Grain Mill is an essential tool for any kitchen. The compact design and convenient, 2" wide clamp base make storage easy and set up a snap. The stainless steel grinding burrs will grind any type of non-oily seed or grain and turn it into a quality ground product. All our Grain Mills come with an adjustment knob to give you the freedom to grind as coarse or as fine as you need. Whether you need fine flour for breads and pastries or coarse cracked grains for cereal, this Grain Mill can do the job.
● A simple, compact, hand crank mill
Disclaimer and Caution:
Motorized mills should be operated by adults only.
Note: All belts and pulleys not driven by hand should be enclosed.
Motorizing your Country Living Mill invalidates the warranty. However, correctly done, a motorized Country Living Mill should still last for many years under normal use before the bearings or burrs wear out.
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