“This course was particularly beneficial for the more experienced millers who are interested in learning more about advanced milling techniques,” said Shawn Thiele, flour milling and grain processing curriculum coordinator.
The course focused on giving participants a theoretical and practical understanding of advanced milling principles.
“When you get into a role and have certain jobs to do on a daily basis, you sort of forget about the fine points of some of the milling elements,” said Tim Hill, miller at Siemer Milling Company in West Harrison, Indiana, U.S. “It’ll be good to back and have that information in mind while helping the new millers that we have.”
The training covered topics including wheat tempering, cleaning systems, the perfect break release, purifier techniques, roller mills, sifters, mill pneumatics and more. The content was taught through class presentations and also in hands-on milling exercises at the Hal Ross Flour Mill.
“During this course, we can take someone with milling experience and fine-tune their skills to optimize their mill,” said Jason Watt, Bühler, instructor of milling at KSU.