Country Living Grain Mill
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Why Buy from PHG?
- Quality, curated product selection
- Prompt, personal customer service
- 100% satisfaction guarantee
- Easier turning than competing mills
- Rugged, all-metal housing
- Full texture range, super fine to very coarse
- Option for electric powering
- Fast flour production rate
- Extra large, precision-cast carbon steel burrs
- Heavy duty, ball-bearing construction
- Extreme longevity
- Useful options available
- Made in USA
Every Country Living Mill includes:
- Hand operated mill
- Carbon steel burrs
- Small grains auger
- Owner's manual
Country Living Grain Mill
The Country Living Grain Mill is a premium quality, high capacity hand operated mill that can easily be adapted to powered operation because its flywheel doubles as a V-belt pulley. The frame of the Country Living Grain Mill is strong cast metal alloy with a super durable powder coat finish. It's a very nice mill to use and a handsome piece of equipment with clean, functional lines and beautiful raised wheat heads on the side panels.
Massive High Carbon Steel Burrs
The grinding burrs for the Country Living Mill are a massive five inches in diameter, and they're precision engineered of high carbon steel—not the lower grade iron used in inferior mills. The large burrs help keep flour cool to preserve nutrient quality. The precision fit of the burr faces also means turning effort is unusually easy for a hand cranked mill, and especially so with the optional Power Bar handle extension. The Country Living Mill produces a cup of wheat flour in about 1-1/4 minutes. The grind is infinitely adjustable, so you can crack grain at a loose setting or tighten it down and get extremely fine whole grain flour in a single pass (or any texture between).
A motorizing option is available, or you may want to build a motor drive of your own design. Some owners have also adapted their Country Living Mills to be driven off an exercise bike. The motorizing kit uses a commercial grade gearmotor, and this option can always be added to your mill later, if you choose.
Strength & Durability
The Country Living Grain Mill represents the ultimate in strength and durability, and the fit and finish are outstanding. The handle is hardwood, 7" long, and shaped to fit the hand comfortably. The mill has double sealed industrial ball bearings that are widely spaced to prevent wobble and minimize wear. Even with regular use, the Country Living Grain Mill will still be providing trouble-free service in your great-grandchildren's day.
“The Country Living Grain Mill is a well built piece of equipment... The price is what is expected and is not unreasonable. We rate this grain mill highly, it's built to last.”– Mark & Susan G., PA
Easy to Clean
No hand crank mill is easier to clean than the Country Living Mill. Just spin off the adjustment knob, and the outer grinding plate slides off for total access to the grinding area of the mill. You can brush the flour off the plates and reassemble again in one minute.
The Country Living Grain Mill grinds hard wheat, oat groats (dehulled oats), rice, triticale, kamut, spelt, dent (field) corn, dried sweet corn, popcorn, split peas, buckwheat, barley, rye, millet, teff, quinoa, amaranth, sorghum, dry beans, lentils, chopped chestnuts and soybeans. (Big kernels like field corn require the optional large auger.) Herbs can be ground in small amounts. It will also crack grain to any size; you can set the adjustment knob to any consistency from extremely fine flour to meal to cereal grind or cracked grain.
Size & Weight
The mill stands 13.5" tall and measures 12" wide & 10" deep, excluding handle. Weight 17.7 lbs. Flywheel diameter 12-1/4". The hopper capacity is 4.5 cups.
Optional equipment is available, including a hand crank extension, corn/bean auger, table clamp, hopper extension, motorizing kit, and more. Save 3.5% when you purchase two or more accessories shown below, in addition to the mill!
Country Living Grain Mills normally receive a final factory test with wheat. If you have a wheat restriction, just let us know and we can provide a mill that's had no contact with wheat.
Pleasant Hill Grain is the world's largest seller of the Country Living Grain Mill. Our experience spans the milling spectrum from small home-use grinders to large commercial machines. We're committed to serving your needs before and after the sale, and we would appreciate your business!
“It takes little effort to grind corn in this. Even the 3 year old that I babysit enjoys grinding our corn!”– Linda M., ME
Whole Grain Nutrition: Harvest the Benefits!
Imagine that for years, your children ate mainly candy. Imagine that you did, too. Imagine an entire nation on a candy diet. Imagine the health consequences.
Natural whole grains contain a myriad of health-essential nutrients, from proteins to vitamins and amino acids. But "white flour" consists only of the starchy endosperm of the wheat kernel. In its natural form the endosperm provides wholesome energy, but it's the least nutrient-rich part of the grain. Removed are the nutrient-packed bran, wheat germ, and wheat germ oil. Then to make it extra white, industrial processors go further, chemically bleaching it, and returning just enough of a few vitamins to stave off beriberi and rickets. They're allowed to call the end product "Enriched Flour" but a truthful label would read "Impoverished Flour." This snow white, denutritionalized substance is a commodity worth billions of dollars annually to its merchandisers because of a commercially useful trait: Unlimited shelf life. No matter how long it sits in the mass distribution channel, it can't go bad precisely because there's actually nothing left in it that can go bad. Nutritionally, it's bad when bagged. A few companies have grown enormously rich marketing this pseudo-food on the basis of convenience, ease, and its dazzling white appearance. But a blind eye was turned to the consequences of replacing real whole grain flour with something that looks special, yet is virtually devoid of nutrition. In essence, candy. So widely has this nutritional travesty become accepted that we call it—and think of it as—wheat flour. But to depart further from natural grain flour would scarcely be possible. Then to make matters worse, artificial sweeteners, flavors and colors, appetite stimulants and preservatives are added to many of our foods. "Artificial" tells you those things aren't naturally food. But have you ever wondered what they actually are, then? Did you know some of them are actually petroleum derivatives? And what unintended side effects might those complex counterfeit compounds have on us?
The human body is an absolute marvel; scientists have a long way to go to understand a tenth of how we work. But as capable and as resilient as our bodies are, common sense and history teach that we need wholesome, nutritious food to remain healthy and strong. The denatured byproducts being mass marketed today don't provide what we need, because they've been profoundly altered by processes in which real nutrition is considered last, or not at all.
There's a great solution to this problem. By grinding grains in your kitchen and using the whole grain flour while it's fresh, you get the nutrition needed for strength and health. You also get far tastier food, with genuine character—incomparably more satisfying than today's mass marketed pretenders. After transitioning to whole grains, putting out a plate of white styro-bread will elicit comments like "Why are you giving us this... and where's the good stuff?". Even flour labeled as "whole grain" in stores falls far short of what you can easily grind yourself, because unless it's ground while you wait, the essential Vitamin E in true whole grain flour would go rancid in days (meaning that it's probably been removed), and all nutrients begin steadily oxidizing-away from exposure to oxygen as soon as grain is milled. What's in those bags is not whole grain flour if it's been sitting on a shelf for even a few days; that's literally impossible.
Making real food is more than doable, it's downright fun with help from Pleasant Hill Grain! A like the KoMo Classic is the place to start. And to make whole grain bread quickly, easily and with consistently wonderful results, nothing beats a quality that's capable of mixing and kneading bread that's ready to pop in the oven—quickly and without hand kneading. These machines make it easy to turn the corner to a far better and more enjoyable way of eating!
Highly Recommended Whole Grain Cookbooks & Videos!
Don't miss our treasury of cookbooks for whole grain cooking & baking! We have old favorites and exciting new titles, full of tasty and nutritious recipes. These resources will open up new worlds of whole grain adventure for you, whether you're an old hand or just beginning the journey. Whole grain wheat, beans & alternative grains are all covered!
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|Manufacturer Part Number||101|
|Brand||Country Living Mills|
|Product Weight (lbs.)||19 lb.|
|Capacity (volume)||4.5 cups|
Accessories for this product:
The Power Bar Handle Extension for Country Living Mill extends turning radius for easiest turning. If you want to make fine-textured flour and your upper body strength and endurance aren't pretty good, we recommend the handle extension. With this installed, even adolescent children can operate the Country Living Grain Mill. Because of the larger turning circle, grinding speed is decreased a little when using the handle extension. Tip: If you bolt your Country Living Mill directly to a table or similar surface, and if you...(More info)
The Country Living Mill comes equipped to grind wheat and other small grains. For larger kernels like field corn or beans, the feeding mechanism will work best if you use an Auxiliary Large Auger. This auger is made of stainless steel.(More info)
This custom-made bin fits perfectly beneath the outlet of the Country Living grain mill. It's made of a tough high impact polymer for many years of use and features a wheat head embossed on the front panel. The bin measures approximately 5" deep x 7" wide x 5.75" tall. A lid is included to let you store flour in the bin, or to keep the bin clean between uses.(More info)
Supply note: Country Living Mill is out of stock of some of the parts in the Parts Case Full, and they don't have an estimate for when they'll have it back in stock, so we're unable to take preorders at this time.
This handsome hardwood case includes these accessory parts: One extra set of Grinding Plates, the Corn & Bean (large) Auger, the Power Bar Extension Handle, and the Just-in-Case Repair Kit.(More info)
Now there's a quick & easy way to securely mount your Country Living Mill to a counter or workbench. This indestructible clamp is made from 1/4" steel and will mount to any horizontal surface up to 2-3/8" thick with at least a 1-1/4" lip. Good grinding results require solid mounting. With this clamp, all your energy goes where it should—into grinding flour.(More info)
A motor drive is now available for the Country Living Grain Mill. It uses a heavy duty reduction gearmotor for fast, effortless milling, and includes a guard to keep fingers out of the drive belt. The motor drives the mill shaft at about 66 RPM. This motorizing option includes a 4.9" OD motor pulley, a 50" belt, and the heavy duty wood base and belt tensioning motor mount shown.
The motor drive is packaged and shipped separately from the mill, but assembly is simple and easy. This is a very high quality setup that runs...(More info)
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