Country Living Grain Mill

The country living grain mill is like the grand daddy of all grain mills and if dropped onto most every other one would literally CRUSH IT!

We had always wanted to make our own flour so that we could have the freshest bread and a grain mill seemed like the obvious choice for that. However, we also wanted to be able to use the grain mill if we did not have power, and we wanted one that would last a life time the country grain mill fit the bill perfectly!

assembled

As you can see the grain mill is huge as it almost touches our kitchen cabinets while sitting on the counter top. The country living grain mill also weighs a lot so be careful lifting it.

boxed

The country living grain mill came packaged perfectly! Except for a few small pieces that found their way out, the packaging prevented all scrapes on the paint. Note: I did not mention dents or dings because the thing is heavy, made of cast iron, and will not get ruined even if you accidentally drop it on the ground.

parts

When I ordered the grain mill I also ordered their spare parts kit just in case we needed to ever replace anything! The kit came in a separate package, and after initial assembly of the country living grain mill I new pretty much where all the parts would go if I needed to replace them.

grinder

Different size grinder to be used with different sized grains!

graincatcher

Country living grain mill flour bucket. Sturdy, and rather large!

The grain mill works perfectly however turning it by hands requires it to be anchored to the counter, floor or a butcher station.

Turning the country living grain mill is a workout in itself, and it is setup to handle a motor with a pulley if you elect to go this route. They also sell motorized kit if you want to make it really plug-and-play electric.  Keep in mind you will need to know how to mount the motor and grain mill and adjust the pulley yourself if you want to run it with an electric motor.

About Rhi

Rhi enjoys spending time with her family and working on the homestead. During spring and summer she is often found tending to her garden, and mini-orchard.

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4 comments

  1. Can you let me know how this is working for you? How long does it take you to grind say 8 cups of wheat? Considering buying one and won’t motorize it for awhile, so want to make sure it’s doable-say, using it 2x week, doing 8 cups wheat at a time. Trying to decide b/w this and the Nutrimill. Just don’t want to get this one if it’ll take forever to grind, you know? Thanks for your help!

  2. If you’re planning on mounting the grain mill to something like a counter or table you should be fine. We haven’t gotten around to that yet so for us grinding consists of one person turning the wheel and the other fighting to keep the unit upright. Speed also depends on how fine/coarse you have it set to. We started with a fine setting and quickly adjusted to medium to increase speed. Good luck!

  3. Ooohhh, I love how you mounted yours on a slab of granite. I’ve been looking for ideas to attractively keep ours and happened upon here. Currently our’s is mounted on an unattractive board. We leave our’s on the back kitchen countertop and carry (our weight-lifting exercise) it to the snack bar corner where we use 2 vices to hold it in place while grinding. I hope you don’t mind, but I’m going to look for a nice piece of granite after seeing this. Wonderful!!!

  4. Can you tell us HOW (what type of hardware used) you mounted it to the granite slab? And is the slab heavy enough to prevent movement when grinding?

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