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#1 mom2jrcsc

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 09:27 AM

I've been grinding popcorn in my Nutrimill - works fine. However, dh doesn't like the taste. So, I got a hold of some dried yellow corn (the big kernels) to try. Can my mill handle this? Will I break the mill if I try it? Has anybody been successful at grinding yellow corn in the Nutrimill? If not, what do I use to grind it?

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 09:49 AM

I've ground the large corn kernels in mine - I just used the slow speed and had to turn the other dial towards the coarse setting to allow the kernels to go through.

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 12:50 PM

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 02:03 PM

If you have a doubt, call the company. They have always been very helpful.

From what I have read, as long as the grain, etc isn't too wet you are going to be fine. I know it does dried beans just fine.

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 02:21 PM

I figured out that if I get the motor running and then add the popcorn it has less of a chance getting stuck but I have had dh take it apart twice to free up a stuck kernel so I don't use it for corn much anymore.

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 05:08 PM

I figured out that if I get the motor running and then add the popcorn it has less of a chance getting stuck but I have had dh take it apart twice to free up a stuck kernel so I don't use it for corn much anymore.


Have you called the company to see if this is normal?. I have done popcorn many times, white beans, and pinto beans as well with no problem.

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 05:31 PM

I've emailed the company before and got a prompt response on another matter.

I recently ground garbanzo beans (chick peas) in mine, and they almost "popped" as they went in (in other words, sort of exploded outward, when I peeked in to make sure they were feeding). I've ground various legumes, wheat, and rice (boy, is that loud) without major problems. But the "coarse" setting doesn't really result in anything particularly coarse as far as I can tell; I honestly am not sure I see a big difference between the coarsest and finest grind.

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 06:16 PM

But the "coarse" setting doesn't really result in anything particularly coarse as far as I can tell; I honestly am not sure I see a big difference between the coarsest and finest grind.


I have a one speed which I bought because it was on sale. My grain lady told me she doesn't notice a difference and if and when hers ever goes out she'll go with a one speed.

Thanks for the confirmation I did the right thing. I've have done popcorn in mine with no problem except for the noise.

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 06:22 PM

I am thinking about getting one of these. I am wondering why would you grind popcorn? Thanks!

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 06:25 PM

Cornbread ! (I asked a friend this question last week. Now I feel so proud to know the answer lol)

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 06:43 PM

I am thinking about getting one of these. I am wondering why would you grind popcorn? Thanks!


Anything you make with corn meal. I make cornbread with mine. Or you can make corn meal mush.

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 06:46 PM

But the "coarse" setting doesn't really result in anything particularly coarse as far as I can tell; I honestly am not sure I see a big difference between the coarsest and finest grind.


I see a huge difference between my coarse grind and the finest. Try making bread or pancakes with wheat from each grind and you should be able to tell the difference. The course grind makes great cream of wheat too.

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 08:20 PM

Except that my DH (the pickiest one in the house) doesn't like the taste of the popcorn. Everyone else loves it.

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 08:27 PM

Thanks! For some reason corn bread didn't come to mind. I think I am going to have to get myself a grinder.

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 07:38 AM

I see a huge difference between my coarse grind and the finest. Try making bread or pancakes with wheat from each grind and you should be able to tell the difference. The course grind makes great cream of wheat too.

It seems to come out very fine no matter what I do. I recently ground a mix of garbanzo beans (chickpeas) and lentils, on the coarsest grind, and it came out very fine. I am confused.


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