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Getting Started

Getting Started
You’ve listened to Sue’s workshop; or heard Sue speak at a seminar, home school curriculum fair workshop, or a Saturday cooking class; or your friend/neighbor/spouse convinced you that milling your own flour and making your own bread is what you need to do for you and your family, AND you want to get started –  THIS IS THE PLACE TO START!

WHAT YOU NEED TO START

* A Grain Mill (required)
* A Mixer (optional)
* Cookbook
* Wheat (required)
* Other Ingredients (optional)
* HELP! (optional)
* Pricing (estimate to start)

FIRST, THE MILL
You need a mill to make the fresh flour to reap the benefits of the whole wheat. You need a mill: electric or manual. The electric mill will allow you to mill faster with less effort, and produce finer flour. The manual mills will work when the lights go out; but will take longer, more effort, and produce a coarser flour.

Nutrimill OR Wondermill -   We recommend getting an electric mill, either the Nutrimill or the Wondermill . You can pick it up at our store, OR we can ship it anywhere IN THE CONTINENTAL USA.
 
Don’t want an electric mill? We carry three different manual mills:

The Country Living Grain Mill   The Country Living will grind the finest of the hand mills; but not as fine as the Whisper Mill. It also costs more. Takes about 15 minutes to grind 7-8 cups of flour (enough for our three-loaf recipe).

Wonder Junior Hand Mill Deluxe

Family Grain Mill System

COOKBOOK
If you need recipes specifically for fresh, whole wheat flour, get our "Bread Becker’s Recipe Collection. Everything in it is tried and true.

Want to know more about the healthful benefits of grains? Get "Grains of Truth" by Donna Spann Donna explains 13 different grains, and includes a few recipes on how to use them.

MIXERS
The ingredients for bread can be mixed in a large bowl, AND the dough can be kneaded by hand. BUT, few people will take the time to make a lot of bread, by hand, every week! Get a mixer if you want home made bread part of your lifestyle.

It must be a heavy-duty mixer; whole wheat flour is very thick (it has all the fiber in it that they take out of the store-bought bread!). Newer American made mixers will not hold up (according to our customers who have tried them). The older (10+ years) Kitchen Aid will work if you can find one. But, why not get a mixer designed for the job? The mixer can be used for your general mixing needs as well as making bread dough.

The Electrolux/Magic Mill Assistent- This is the closest thing to a commercial mixer you can buy. It’s made by Electrolux of Sweden. It can mix and knead up to 9 loaves worth of dough at a time. The Assistent uses a roller and scraper assembly to mix and knead the dough in a manner that is closer to hand kneading.

YOU NEED WHEAT
To make a yeast bread, you will need hard red or hard white wheat. For pastries, pancakes, biscuits, or any baking powder/baking soda recipe, you can use a soft white wheat (the hard wheat can be used for these recipes, but the soft wheat will be lighter).

If you can, get a bucket of hard red wheat AND a bucket of hard white wheat. Experiment, see which type your family likes best. OR, get a bucket of one type and ask for a few pounds of the other. The red has the "nutty" flavor we all associate with whole wheat. The white wheat is milder than the red, and is more suitable for breads with toppings or fillings, or where you don’t want to taste as much of the bread (our Ruben Bread and Turkey-Sausage Bread are stuffed; pizza and coffee cake have toppings; French bread and cakes taste better with white wheat).

Click here to read Sue’s article, "A Few Words About Wheat", which is also in our "Recipe Collection".

OTHER INGREDIENTS
Besides wheat, you will need:
* baking supplies: yeast, salt, (optional ingredients for some recipes are gluten, lecithin, or dough enhancer)
* honey: instead of white sugar, we use raw, unpasteurized honey such as wildflower, orange blossom, clover, sage or tupelo
* oil (depending on the recipe you may also need milk and eggs)
* bakeware: bread pans, etc.

You may buy all of these locally.  BUT, if you want a good price on larger quantities, we have: yeast, salt ("Real-Salt" brand), honey (12 lb jug).

NEED HELP?
We help all our customers get started, no matter what the question. Reach us by phone, e-mail or fax .

Help Desk: support.breadbeckers.com
Email: support@breadbeckers.com
Phone: 770-516-5000
FAX: 770-516-7588
Customer Forum: forum.breadbeckers.com

Not a customer yet? Ask anyway, we’ll try to help or point you in the right direction (we can’t help with brands of equipment we don’t sell, though).

PRICING
Shipping via UPS is handled by our shopping cart - it's all based on weight and distance.  If you come to the store, you just pay the sales tax.  If you have more than 200 lbs, we will double check the freight to see if it might be cheaper to put on a commercial truck line.

Use the list below to get the pricing for your Getting Started package.  Choose only 1 type of mill and 1 mixer.  Grains by the 6 gallon bucket are the cheapest per lb, but we also offer grain in 1 gallon pails and 2 lb baggies.
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Specify a quantity for any of the products listed on this page, then click 'Add to Cart' to add them to your shopping cart. If the quantity field is not visible for a product, you must click on the 'More Details' button and select the options or fill out the fields that require your input.
Qty   SKU Description Price

Ankarsrum Original Kitchen Machine AKM 6230LC Light Creme Mixer w/FREE Shipping

91011
Ankarsrum Original Kitchen Machine AKM 6230LC Light Creme Mixer w/FREE Shipping - NEWEST MODEL AKM 6230 WITH METAL KNOBS AND 7 YEAR WARRANTY
$699.95

WonderMill GrainMill w/FREE Shipping

00285
WonderMill Grain Mill w/FREE Shipping
$199.95
You Save: $40.00 (17%)

Nutrimill Grain Mill w/FREE Shipping

00275
**OUT OF STOCK TIL JAN 2018** see item 00285

Wonder Junior DELUXE Grain Mill w/FREE Shipping

00286
Wonder Junior DELUXE Grain Mill w/FREE Shipping
$199.95
You Save: $20.00 (9%)

Country Living Hand Grain Mill w/FREE Shipping

00230
Country Living Hand Grain Mill (CLGM) w/FREE Shipping
$429.00

Ankarsrum Original Kitchen Machine AKM 6230B Black Mixer w/FREE Shipping

91001
Ankarsrum Original Kitchen Machine AKM 6230B Black Mixer w/FREE Shipping - NEWEST MODEL AKM 6230 WITH METAL KNOBS AND 7 YEAR WARRANTY
$699.95

Ankarsrum Original Kitchen Machine AKM 6230MW Mineral White Mixer w/FREE Shipping

91002
Ankarsrum Original Kitchen Machine AKM 6230MW Mineral White Mixer w/FREE Shipping - NEWEST MODEL AKM 6230 WITH METAL KNOBS AND 7 YEAR WARRANTY
$699.95

Ankarsrum Original Kitchen Machine AKM 6230RB Royal Blue Mixer w/FREE Shipping

91009
Ankarsrum Original Kitchen Machine AKM 6230RB Royal Blue Mixer w/FREE Shipping - NEWEST MODEL AKM 6230 WITH METAL KNOBS AND 7 YEAR WARRANTY
$699.95

Ankarsrum Original Kitchen Machine AKM 6230PO Pure Orange Mixer w/FREE Shipping

91010
Ankarsrum Original Kitchen Machine AKM 6230PO Pure Orange Mixer w/FREE Shipping - NEWEST MODEL AKM 6230 WITH METAL KNOBS AND 7 YEAR WARRANTY
$699.95

Bosch Universal PLUS w/FREE SHIPPING

00279
Bosch Universal PLUS w/FREE SHIPPING
$399.99

Ankarsrum Original Kitchen Machine AKM 6230PB Pearl Blue Mixer w/FREE Shipping

91003
Ankarsrum Original Kitchen Machine AKM 6230PB Pearl Blue Mixer w/FREE Shipping - NEWEST MODEL AKM 6230 WITH METAL KNOBS AND 7 YEAR WARRANTY
$699.95

Ankarsrum Original Kitchen Machine AKM 6230PP Pearl Pink Mixer w/FREE Shipping

91004
Ankarsrum Original Kitchen Machine AKM 6230PP Pearl Pink Mixer w/FREE Shipping- NEWEST MODEL AKM 6230 WITH METAL KNOBS AND 7 YEAR WARRANTY
$699.95

Ankarsrum Original Kitchen Machine AKM 6230PG Pearl Green Mixer w/FREE Shipping

91005
Ankarsrum Original Kitchen Machine AKM 6230PG Pearl Green Mixer w/FREE Shipping - NEWEST MODEL AKM 6230 WITH METAL KNOBS AND 7 YEAR WARRANTY
$699.95

Ankarsrum Original Kitchen Machine AKM 6230 Red Mixer w/FREE Shipping

91006
Ankarsrum Original Kitchen Machine AKM 6220R Red Mixer w/FREE Shipping - NEWEST MODEL AKM 6230 WITH METAL KNOBS AND 7 YEAR WARRANTY
$649.95
You Save: $50.00 (7%)

Ankarsrum Original Kitchen Machine AKM 6230C Creme Mixer w/FREE Shipping

91007
Ankarsrum Original Kitchen Machine AKM 6220C Creme Mixer w/FREE Shipping - NEWEST MODEL AKM 6230 WITH METAL KNOBS AND 7 YEAR WARRANTY
$699.95

Ankarsrum Original Kitchen Machine AKM 6230BC Black Chrome Mixer w/FREE Shipping

91008
Ankarsrum Original Kitchen Machine AKM 6230BC Black Chrome Mixer w/FREE Shipping - NEWEST MODEL AKM 6230 WITH METAL KNOBS AND 7 YEAR WARRANTY
$699.95

Grains of Truth -  Donna Spann

00368
$14.95

The Bread Beckers Recipe Collection

00052
Tried and true recipes designed to work with freshly ground flour!
$6.00

Wheat Hard Red 45lbs. 6 gal. Bckt.

08050
$40.64

Wheat Hard Red ORGANIC  45lbs. 6 gal. Bckt.

08060
$52.12
  08105
$54.41
  08090
$42.17
  08140
$52.88

Gamma Seal Lid - Red

00081
$8.00

Gamma Seal Lid - White

00043
$8.00

Gamma Seal Lid - Blue

00123
$8.00

Instaferm (Fermipan) Instant Yeast

00041
$5.24

Real Salt-Natural Sea Salt 26 oz. bag

00245
$9.20
You Save: $0.79 (8%)
  00047
$5.59

Rumford Baking Powder  8.1 oz.

02096
$2.46
  07270
$58.34
  07310
$58.34
  07360
$58.34
  07400
***NOT AVAILABLE***
  07420
$58.34
  07435
$58.34
  09618
$43.89
  07355
$7.65
  07357
$12.45
  07415
***NOT AVAILABLE***
$11.38
  07417
***NOT AVAILABLE***
$18.93
  07425
$7.65
  07427
$12.45
  07431
$7.65
  07433
$12.45

"Y'all are the greatest. Loved your Bread Making 101 class that I came to and have watched the perfect pizza one online twice. We now make pizza all the time. Also love your short class for busy families."

A.H., GA
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