"Above all, we’re very pleased with your courteous and honest service to us. I’m such a critic that when I praise something, it merits high praise indeed. I wouldn't bother to write this if I was not so favorably impressed."
— Ed Casey, CA
- Extra large, precision-cast carbon steel burrs
- Fast hand mill output speed
- Easier turning than other hand mills
- Full texture range, super fine to very coarse
- Heavy duty, ball-bearing construction
- V-Flywheel can be power driven
- Useful options available
- Made in USA
Every Country Living Mill includes:
- Hand operated mill
- Carbon steel burrs
- Small grains auger
- Owner's manual
Also see table below for combos.
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.
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.)
“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
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.
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.
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.
“I love how sturdy this product is. It feels like it will last not only a lifetime, but generations.”
– Mark S., IL
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. The mill can be bought separately, or in combo with accessories.
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!
|To see individual accessories, click the links in this table for the power bar, large auger, etc.|
|Yellow-highlighted accessories come in the wooden parts case.|
Country Living Mill & Combos
| Combos below include the products with a green checkmark. Please order at the top of this page.|
|Combo||CLM Hand Mill||Handle Extension||Large Auger||Flour Bin||Hopper Extension||Hopper Lid||
Wooden Parts Case Full
|Counter Clamp||Motor Kit||
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 characteristic: 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? 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 millled. 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 high speed self cleaning grain mill like the Nutrimill is the place to start. And to make whole grain bread quickly, easily and with consistently wonderful results, nothing beats the Bosch Universal Kitchen Center... a full-function mixer capable of both 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, and shipping is free on any cookbook when ordered with your mixer or grain mill from Pleasant Hill Grain! Of special interest to Bosch mixer users will be Phyllis Stanley's cookbook "Healthy Recipes from the Heart of our Homes". You'll find no better books on whole grain baking... they're winners!
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|Manufacturer Part Number||101|
|Brand||Country Living Mills|
|Product Weight (lbs.)||19 lb.|
|Grinding burr diameter||4.68|
|Capacity (volume)||4.5 cups|
|Capacity (weight)||1 lb. 14 oz.|
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By Mark & Susan G. in PA on 6/30/2016 - Verified BuyerThe Country Living Grain Mill is a well built piece of equipment. The design and size fills the gap between cheaper smaller hand crank units and smaller commercial units. The price is reasonable. I recommend getting the Parts Kit and Power Bar handle extension. For extended hand cranking, the Power Bar extension is necessary. Hand cranking isn't overwhelming if grinding for two, but at times I do wish the unit was motorized. I do have future plans to motorize as we rely more on more on naturally ground whole grain. However, the this mill is always available even without electric power. We rate it highly, it's built to last.22 out of 22 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By Patricia J. in FL on 6/16/2015 - Verified BuyerEverything arrived in great condition. We bench mounted it, added the handle extension, then started using it to grind flour for ourselves and to crack corn for our chickens. FYI Did you know ladies used to use very finely ground corn as powder to remove the shine on their faces. TRIED IT and it works as a nice benefit after doing the grinding by hand in the Florida climate. : )13 out of 13 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By Connie W. in UT on 4/21/2016 - Verified BuyerI love how easy it is to use. It is a little slower than my old mill, but I love the ability to choose from a wider variety of textures. The flour makes wonderful bread!!!11 out of 11 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By Doran V. in SC on 12/29/2015 - Verified BuyerThis grain mill is an excellent, dependable and durable piece of equipment. I motorized mine and have run 250 pounds of grain thru it and it consistently grinds the grain to a very fine flour. Wonderful product, I am very pleased.8 out of 8 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By Daniel D., UT on 5/7/2017 - Verified BuyerIf you know anything about metal fatigue when it constantly flexes you will know that the lesser mills will be subject to it. All of the other mills I tested and have will fail. This Country Living grain mill is built very robustly and will hold up likely for the duration. I would suggest getting the motor too. It will allow you to do other things with your time.6 out of 6 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By Jennilyn H. in ID on 5/9/2016 - Verified BuyerDoes what is says. great tool.6 out of 6 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By Tony M. in WA on 3/19/2016 - Verified BuyerArrived in good condition, a very well built grinder. The hand crank is a lot of work so I would suggest buying the motor for it. The adjustment grinds to super fine.6 out of 6 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By Joshua H. in WA on 3/6/2016 - Verified BuyerThis mill works great. Easy to set up. Easy to use. Does what it's supposed to. Can't say much more than that, except that if you plan on using it to grind A LOT of grain, you'll want to add a motor and a belt, which doesn't look too complicated.5 out of 5 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By Craig R. in CO on 1/16/2016 - Verified BuyerWell built piece of machinery. Handles wheat berries and grinds to whatever fineness you have set. I expect this to last the rest of my life and probably that of my children.5 out of 5 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By Jeffrey M. in CA on 4/1/2016 - Verified BuyerWell built, love the electric motor option.4 out of 4 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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