I use an Atlas pasta maker. Setting 3 is ideal for most grain. I thought it was too coarse but it's real fast and I get the same efficiency as #4. I did my 11th pasta maker batch this morning and it still works perfectly.What number setting do you guys think gets the ideal spacing?
Also the hopper thing is just making me crazy. I don't know what to make it out of, how I want it to look, what size I want it...How much grain will the 5G water jugs hold?
I've had upwards of 20 lbs in my water jug hopper. Capacity isn't a big deal really. It's very easy to load a 7 lb hopper two or three times. The whole milling process is relatively fast. Smaller hoppers take up less space in storage. Sometimes that can be an important consideration. The same for having an easily removable hopper.Also the hopper thing is just making me crazy. I don't know what to make it out of, how I want it to look, what size I want it...How much grain will the 5G water jugs hold?
Why not run once through at 2 or 3 (which seems to catch the grains easily), then bump it up to 4 on the second round? Maybe they would pull through the rollers easier on the 4 setting if they've already been "lightly" crushed on 2-3?The problem with the #4 setting was that it didnt really want to pull the grains through the rollers.