After grinding the wheat, it is quite hot at about 150 degrees. If left to sit, it would cook itself. So they use these large copper tubes to mash around the huge tub of freshly ground flour. The heat from the flour goes into the copper tubing, allowing the flour to cool quickly.
From the milling room, we went to the mixing room! The mixer looked just like our stand mixer at home, except SUPER sized! By the time the dough is mixed in the huge bowl, it weighs as much as 3 children. Good thing the bowl is on wheels…
I see some yummy cranberry loaves baking!
I had to get a picture of this timer! All the knobs & dials…oh wow! Mr. Craig uses the black & red dials for the breads, and the green & yellow dials are for the bakers making sweets.
At the end of our tour, we got to taste some samples!!!
You can’t beat a slice of freshly baked wheat bread….