Best equipment for grinding large amounts of rice

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  1. lindaluz99

    lindaluz99

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    I make large amounts of Horchata concentrate for our restaurant and would like to find a better and quicker way to grind my rice. The last batch I made, I used 72 cups of rice. My blender is not giviing me a good grind and can't handle all that rice. Does anyone have any advice as to what would work well for grinding these large amonts of rice. I would like to get a very fine ground rice. 

    I would also like to grind cinnamon sticks and dry peppers. I hear that coffee grinders may be good, has anyone actually used them for rice. I appreciate any helpful advice.
     
  2. maryb

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    Any good flour mill can handle rice. I would go with one that is more to the commercial side to handle that amount on a daily basis. If it is once a week or so a smaller mill could handle it. I recently picked up a Retsel mill that is hand cranked to replace the impact mill I had that exploded when I missed a stone.  This is a very good brand of mill you may want to look into http://www.pleasanthillgrain.com/country_living_mill.aspx
     
  3. deepsouthnyc

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    Coffee grinder is going to die after 72 cups of rice, especially if that is on a weekly basis.

    If you have a kitchen aid, they make a grain attachment that works really well. Most of their other attachments are cheap feeling where this one is made of metal.

    http://www.kitchenaid.com/shop/coun.../stand-mixer-attachments-3/-[KGM]-400565/KGM/

    Coffee grinder would work well for cinnamon and dried peppers.
     
  4. maryb

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    The Kitchen Aid grain mill is not known for working well to create a fine flour. That is something to look into also. Impact mills will make very fine flour but miss a stone or anything hard and it destroys them.