I get asked all the time what supplies or tools are needed in order to start milling wheat and baking fresh breads at home. I made this page to hopefully make it really easy for you to see the tools and supplies as I have weeded through the things you don’t need and given you only the supplies that are necessary or highly recommended.
My post about WHY you may want to start milling grains at home is
My video about WHY you may want to start milling grains at home is
I hope this is a helpful resource for you and please let me know how else I may be of help to you on your journey towards healthier breads for your family!
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THE WONDERMILL This is my personal grain mill: The Wondermill. She has served our family faithfully for over 10 years and I have never had a single problem with her. Highly recommend. SHOP HERE.
THE NUTRIMILL The next mill that you may want to consider is the NutriMill. It is very similar to the wondermill and I would say to buy whichever is on sale, because they are equal as far as quality goes. SHOP HERE.
WHERE TO BUY GRAINS My favorite place to buy grains is Azure Standard. They are an online, bulk, organic food co-op with drops all across the continental United States. SHOP HERE.
BOSCH MIXER My Bosch mixer is super old, but this is the newer version of it. You can use a standard kitchen aid mixer for making 2 loaves at a time, but if you want to make 5-6 loaves at a time, then this is a worthy investment. SHOP HERE.
KITCHEN AID MIXER If you want to make 2 loaves at a time, this is the best tool for the job. The dough hook is necessary as well. SHOP HERE.
ZOJIRUSHI BREAD MACHINE If making multiple loaves at a time isn’t a priority to you and you also are fairly limited on time – the bread machine is going to be your best friend. You can quickly add the freshly milled flour + other ingredients and the machine will do the rest. Seriously. SHOP HERE.
STAINLESS STEEL BREAD PANS You will need bread pans for your loaves. Decide how many loaves you plan to bake at once and get that many loaf pans. SHOP HERE.
BENCH KNIFE This is a bonus tool but is very helpful for cutting dough in half or scraping loaves off the counter. SHOP HERE.
HARD RED ORGANIC WHEAT BERRIES If you don’t want to purchase through azure, I have purchased from this company on amazon many many times and have loved the product. SHOP HERE.
INSTAFERM YEAST The only yeast I will use. It’s the best and has never failed me in all 10 years of baking our breads from scratch. SHOP HERE.
BREAD KNIFE If you are making all this amazing bread, then you will need a really good bread knife to go with it! This one is my favorite. SHOP HERE.
LECITHIN The recipes call for lecithin as a dough conditioner. This is my favorite one that is not derived from soy. SHOP HERE.
VITAL WHEAT GLUTEN The recipes use vital wheat gluten as an optional add in. I do use it in my loaves but I’ve heard it’s fine if you don’t. Either way, this is my favorite one. SHOP HERE.
FOOD GRADE BUCKETS 5 gallon food grade buckets are the best way to store grains. Grains can be spoiled if left in a bag or container that could allow rodents, insects or moisture to get in. I get my buckets from tractor supply, but azure carries them as well as most home improvement stores. SHOP HERE.
GAMMA SEAL LIDS These twist on lids are not a necessity, but they make getting in and out of the buckets of grain a lot easier. SHOP HERE.