Innovation in the milling industry at Walk Mill
|Authors & editors|
|Publisher||Milling & Grain|
|Year of publication||2015|
|Scope & content||Modern screener in old water mill produces high quality flour |
By Henry Alamzad, President, Kason Corporation
Located on the fertile Cheshire plain, close to the historic city of Chester, Walk Mill is surrounded by roughly 405 hectares of wheat fields that were acquired by the Jones family some years ago. “We have always been farmers, says Ben Jones, “and after we bought this land we decided to rebuild the mill.”
Wheat is harvested from the fields, dried to reduce the moisture content and cleaned to remove chaff. It is then taken to the mill in a sealed trailer and loaded into a hopper on the first floor. The hopper has a capacity of 2000 kg, which is enough to meet the mill’s needs for four to six days, depending on the rotation speed of the water wheel... Read more.