Raw almond and roasted almond flour and butter can be processed on the Universal mill. Sweet almond flour is normally blanched (de-skinned) prior to milling. Almond meal is ground with the skin attached. Almonds have a lower oil content than the other nut butters and mills into a flour or meal with the plate attachment of the Universal mill. However, adding oil during the milling process would allow the flour to be turned into a butter. An emulsifier, salt, sugar and other flavourants may be added allowing the solids and oil to remain in an emulsion and not separate.
A smooth or crunchy butter and likewise a fine and coarser flour may be milled with the Universal mill.
Apart from the plate attachment, the Universal mill can also be turned into a hammer mill, pin mill and stone mill simply through changing the milling heads and adjusting the speed in a very simple fashion.
Universal mills are made in stainless steel and chrome plated, contact parts.
It is always recommended that products be screened on an ABC Hansen rotary sifter prior to packaging for quality purposes if not for grading or separation purposes.
It is likewise recommended that all grain products specifically, be properly cleaned prior to processing. The Quail II aspirator and cleaner separator with magnets to isolate ferrous material is supplied by ABC Hansen for this purpose. In some cases no warranty would apply on milling equipment if the product is not cleaned properly prior to processing as the milling and other equipment may be damaged.