Greetings from south-central Nebraska – bread newbie

Greetings from south-central Nebraska – bread newbie


I’ve been a bread machine user but recently got Ken Forkish’s book “Flour Water Salt Yeast” and am interested in making some bread in a Lodge cast iron dutch oven using his techniques (and others I find along the way). Pushing me further down the slippery (delicious) slope is a Magic Mill III Plus grain mill that followed me home from a recent visit to the Goodwill (for $4). I had previously been unacquainted with the benefits of freshly milled flour, but am now game to give it a go. Found some organic wheat berries at the local HyVee in the bulk section.

I’ll probably annoy y’all with questions, but I’ve never been afraid to run my ignorance up the flagpole to see if anybody salutes (if I can learn something in the process). 🙂

I’ll probably make a separate thread for this question somewhere else, but while I’m here….

My question is regarding cleaning the INSIDES of a used machine like this. There was a bit of flour dust in the pan, with evidence of weevils. I’m guessing that some could get up inside the machine to residual flour also. Is there a recommended way open it up and blow it out with compressed air or something? I realize that this probably wouldn’t kill me, but I prefer the idea of opening it up and cleaning if it is possible. Any insights would be appreciated (or other places to ask this question!) Thank you in advance.

Cheekius Geekus
Alda, NE

Source: Fresh Loaf