Q&A: Questions About Our Grain Mills

A customer asked: What’s the best grain mill for nut butters?

WonderMill Junior Deluxe

WonderMill Junior Deluxe

Jerri’s answer: The WonderMill Junior Deluxe manual grain mill wins hands down. Even though it’s a manual mill, the WonderMill Junior really is the king of grain mills in our opinion. You have the stone and the burrs…so the best of both worlds. With the WonderMill Junior, you have can grind dry flour from dry grains and beans, like wheat, barley, oats, and so on. In addition, you can grind wet beans, seeds, and even coffee. So, the Wondermill Junior is definitely the ultimate tool for milling your own peanut or almond butter, or even cashew butter…or pumpkin seed butter…


An alarmed customer asked: Help! I’m grinding buckwheat to make flour and it smells like the motor is burning!

Jerri’s answer: Don’t worry. It’s perfectly normal to get that funny odor when grinding buckwheat, in particular.


A concerned caller asked: I was grinding my first batch of flour and found all these little black bugs in the flour.

Jerri’s answer: They’re not bugs! It’s important to read the manual before you use your new grain mill. Because your mill came brand new, direct from the manufacturer, you need to mill a white grain like rice before you use it. Use the least expensive type of grain you have on hand, because you will be throwing it away.

You are the first person using your machine and the inner metal parts have to be ground down the first time. When you break in your new machine, you’ll see tiny, black metal shavings in the flour. Mill a couple of cups of flour, until no more metal shavings appear. If the manufacturer did this for you, your machine wouldn’t be brand new when you receive it…it would be used!

 

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