Rural Zimbabwe's peanut butter groups that adopted the manual Omega increased the amount of peanuts processed each day from four kilograms via traditional methods to around 50 kilograms of peanuts per day with the manually operated burr mill
Any mill on the market can produce flour of varying coarseness, but if you want to crack your grains for grits, or mill oily grains, seeds, and beans, you need a burr mill. Even then, some burr mills do not accommodate oily grains, because they are sealed and cannot be cleaned after use.
The GrainMaker, manufactured by Bitterroot Tool & Machine of Montana, is another burr mill. The basic model weighs in at 25 pounds and measures a little more than 13 inches tall.
Left: This 2-hp 1912 Reeves stationary gasoline engine provides belt power for Fred Nason's stone burr mill
Fred made a screen for Ed's burr mill
, to separate the finer meal for cooking from the more coarse meal, for livestock or wild bird feed.
The January Bowsher burr mill
letter brought back memories of the late 1930s.
After 108 years in business, Meadows Mills still manufactures and sells stone burr mills
, sawmills and hammer mills from its headquarters in North Wil-kesboro, N.C.
Hit-and-miss engines are used to operate various implements, such as burr mills
and pump jacks (even ice cream freezers!); steam traction engines operate separators, gas tractors power corn husker/shredders and shellers.
Dave and Kristi Martensen enjoy collecting burr mills
, small shellers and stationary engines, and they combine them all into a fine working exhibit.
Cattle stanchions, seed corn graders and burr mills
. The intricate mechanical devices that once filled barns to the rafters are nearly lost to time, forgotten or discarded.
Second, because all his engines actually run, he likes to have them working at shows, hooked up to pump jacks or burr mills
or corn shellers.