Threshing Grain On A Small Scale

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Homemade grain threshing solutions…

An important first step for the small-scale grain grower is choosing grain varieties that can be threshed without modern machinery, since some grains grow surrounded by a tough, hard-to-remove outer “husk” or “hull.”

Some recommendations for easily-threshed grains are:

  • Hull-less Oats (these oats do have a “hull” or “husk,” but it’s easier to remove than that of the usual oat varieties)
  • Hull-less or “Faust” Barley
  • Marquis Wheat
  • Red Fife Wheat
  • Rye
  • Triticale (cross between rye and wheat)

Some varieties that are notoriously difficult to thresh are:

  • Emmer
  • Spelt
  • Buckwheat

Here’s how to thresh grains on a small scale with these various home made solutions…

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