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Offline MicheleR

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Looking for a small mill to get a good whole wheat flour, in the U.S.

Any recommendations?

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Re: What is the best source for local whole wheat flour? (small mills)
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2017, 01:24:50 PM »
Looking for a small mill to get a good whole wheat flour, in the U.S.

Any recommendations?
MicheleR,

A while back I created a compilation of flours that are typically used to make pizza dough. That compilation is at https://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=40212.msg401012#msg401012. While most of the names on the list relate most closely to pizza dough, which usually rules out whole wheat flours, many of those names also sell whole wheat flour. And they are small mills. If you scan the compilation and ignore the big mills that service large retail and professional accounts around the country, and also ignore the foreign sources of flour, you will find many small mills across the country that sell whole wheat flour. I scanned the list myself and found better than a dozen names that also sell whole wheat flours. In your case, you most likely will want to look for mills that are in or around NY state. Other mills may ship out of state so you may want to see if that is the case with any mill that looks appealing to you, but keeping in mind that shipping flour can be expensive, especially since many of the small mills tend to be close to the sources of wheat grain.

You might also take a look at sellers like Bob's Red Mill, Hodgson Mill and Arrowhead Mill. While they are not standalone small mills, they are not giants either, and they sell good products at retail in many supermarkets.

Let us know what you learn if you decide to mount an effort to locate a miller that you like.

Peter


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Re: What is the best source for local whole wheat flour? (small mills)
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2017, 02:10:37 PM »
I use and recommend flour from: http://www.sunriseflourmill.com and http://www.ansonmills.com

They both have very high quality flour
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Re: What is the best source for local whole wheat flour? (small mills)
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2017, 02:17:30 PM »
Hey Pete, I was nosing around on the Pizza Bible store and it looks like their checkout is currently broken.  Just an FYI; hopefully is a temporary issue.

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Re: What is the best source for local whole wheat flour? (small mills)
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2017, 02:32:47 PM »
Hey Pete, I was nosing around on the Pizza Bible store and it looks like their checkout is currently broken.  Just an FYI; hopefully is a temporary issue.
Thanks, tracy.

The Pizza Bible website has been inoperative since members started to complain about it, back in last October, at https://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=45324.msg454132;topicseen#msg4541. The site is still inoperative, starting at the checkout stage. If they ever get the site fixed, I may add the link to my collection of flour sources.

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Re: What is the best source for local whole wheat flour? (small mills)
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2017, 08:42:53 PM »
Looking for a small mill to get a good whole wheat flour, in the U.S.

Any recommendations?
Farmer ground flour in trumansburg ny. They mill whole wheat, spelt, & others. Excellent product.

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Re: What is the best source for local whole wheat flour? (small mills)
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2017, 02:25:08 PM »
If you can get some whole hard white wheat flour be sure to give it a try. I seldom ever use the regular whole wheat flours anymore (made from hard red wheat varieties). Also be sure to go back into the archives either here in in PMQ Magazine to find the procedure which I developed to find the correct dough absorption for the specific whole wheat flour or multi-grain blend you're using. If you don't get it right you will probably not be satisfied with the resulting crust characteristics.
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