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 Milling quinoa
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jtheresebeck
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Jeanne
Orcas WA
USA

Posted - Dec 26 2019 :  11:07:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I purchased a grain mill to mill quinoa. I read on a couple of sites that I should toast the quinoa before milling.

Is that correct? Is that what you do?

Thanks!

Jeanne

Jeanne

Ashley
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Ashley
MOSCOW Idaho
USA

Posted - Dec 26 2019 :  12:54:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I do not toast the quinoa before milling. Do the websites you read this on give a say what the reason behind toasting first is?

Ashley Ogle
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jtheresebeck
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Jeanne
Orcas WA
USA

Posted - Dec 26 2019 :  2:12:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ashley,

No they didn't give a reason. So, I'm going without toasting it.

Thank you so much!

Jeanne

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gmsantos
8 Posts

Santa Cruz CA

Posted - Jun 23 2020 :  5:49:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm new to all of this but the site I saw about toasting quinoa said it just gave it a nuttier flavor. I've been doing that and the smell is amazing!
Question for you: I've been using my Blendtec to mill/grind the quinoa. And it's been a bit grainy even after sifting. Do you think I need to get a finer sifter or go for the mill? TIA!
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Ashley
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Ashley
MOSCOW Idaho
USA

Posted - Jun 24 2020 :  10:03:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The nuttier flavor of the grains when toasted makes sense, thanks for the tip!

When I mill quinoa using the Wondermill recommended in Wild Bread, the flour is pretty fine, similar in texture to a pastry flour—no sifting is necessary. This is a difficult question, because I think if you're sifting your flour, there is waste associated with that, but a different mill is a big purchase. In another post, you mentioned your pancakes were too gritty. Do you think you'd have success with trying to mill the quinoa for longer? Or does your mill only grind to a certain point, and then the flour just spins around?

Ashley Ogle
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MaryJane
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MaryJane
MOSCOW Idaho
USA

Posted - Jun 24 2020 :  1:25:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'd be a tad nervous about toasting a grain and then hoping it could serve as a mother. The heat needed to toast a grain is quite a bit different that a grain that has been simply dried. I would worry about its ability to support the critters needed to create a mother because of how the oils in it are altered. That said, your work will be a good experiment for all of us to learn from.

MaryJane Butters, author of Wild Bread ~ for we were all one family then ~
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gmsantos
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Santa Cruz CA

Posted - Jun 25 2020 :  12:08:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Ashley, I definitely got it finer the second time around! Yay! No sifting required! (I agree, otherwise it seems like a big waste!) I hadn't thought about that with the toasting, Mary Jane. Other sites seem to have no problem with it and get successful starters and loaves, so I'm going to assume it's "safe!"
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