The main reason I bought the Vitamix is to grind grains. I have had it a little over a month now and still haven’t used it for that purpose. I did grind out some oats into flour for making pancakes, but no flour yet. It was time.
I pulled out the 50 lbs bag of hard red winter wheat berries that I have and got to work.
As I was scooping the wheat out of the large paper sack I noticed that there were “things” in the wheat berries, larger things that the wheat berries themselves so I slowed down to have a look.
It was just bits of stems.
As I poured it into the vitamix I would pick out the bits of stem. Then I noticed something smaller and darker… it was a small stone. About the size of a pea. I am sure glad that I saw it.
I ground the grain in small batches and true to what others have told me, the flour heats up during the grinding process. I kept two bowls nearby and would alternate putting the warm flour in each bowl so it had a chance to cool down.
I also did not grind the grain very fine, but left it more like a course ground flour.
The hard red winter wheat berries I ground have been kept in their original paper sack until this point and I know I need to get another food-grade plastic bucket to keep them in.
I am looking for advise so I can keep my wheat berries dry and fresh.
Do you have any advise for me?