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Oct 27, 2010 03:02 PM

Flour Mill for Pasta flour?

Hi. Is this possible?

I tried a google search for any type of mill that could grind flour for pasta-- such as semolina.

I found a LOT for breads, but nothing at all for pasts.

What gives?

Is this possible?

I mean-- a flour mill IS a flour mill right?

Shouldnt be TOO much of a difference between flour for bread and pasta, right?

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  1. I would think any mill used for wheat berries would work.
    Semolina is made from durum wheat berries which are very hard to find unless you live near an area where it is grown. That is why I have never made by own semolina.
    However it quite easy to buy semolina in bulk already made, so I am not sure why you want to make it yourself unless you want it whole grain freshly ground.
    Also semolina is a coarse grind which may or may not be achievable depending on which mill you have. I have a Nutrimill and it works great on wheat berries to make a fine bread flour. It does have a setting to set how fine / coarse to make the flour.
    When I make pasta I usually use half store bought semolina and half whole grain wheat from my mill.
    I learned a ton about bread making from this site, you might post your question there: