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Old 04-02-2009, 08:25 PM
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The bag says whole wheat graham flour. It's a pretty coarse grind, which I like. I think, though, for most bread I'll stick with the KA whole wheat. The hydration is more consistent.

I can't get anything from Hodgson's Mill but whole wheat and rye- the selections for whole wheat have decreased, I've noticed, and their rye is the ONLY rye I can get. There are 12 million white flours, but only a couple of the others! This doesn't make sense to me in a world where more people are trying to eat more whole grains...
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Old 04-02-2009, 09:16 PM
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Elizabeth,

Here in the Northwest we have the benefit of this guy - Bob. Bob's Red Mill brand of grain products.

Bob's Red Mill

His business has grown to the point that his product line is pretty commonly available, including 50# sacks of the Whole Wheat and Dark Rye that we use (helps get the cost per pound down...), and several different options of just about everything (organic or not, fine grind or course, etc.).... It is a bit of an education working through his product catalog. Not just an education in marketing, but also just how many different kinds of "what - every" are available. I think his world (product wise) is similar to King Aurthur, but his roots are left coast not right coast. He also does a bunch of gluten free stuff, along with beans and such.

I'm sure mail order is an option, but probably cost prohibitive.

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Old 04-03-2009, 06:58 AM
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Actually, upon looking in the "organic" foods section, there are lots of Bob's products on the shelves. How do you like the WW flour? It's a little more expensive, but I'd consider it if it's good.

No rye, though. Just white and WW. Maybe if I ask...
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Old 04-03-2009, 11:32 AM
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Hi Elizabeth,

I have been plenty happy with the Bob's. It has been supporting my happy little farm of bacteria and yeast (eg. starter) for nearly a year now, and we eat the breads, biscuits, waffels, and etc. regularly to decent reviews...

I don't have any recent experience with other products (although we did buy a 5# bag of Bob's whole wheat pastry flour for a cake... liked the cake also..) so can't really comment on how this product line compares with others.

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