Spelt flour may be prepared from spelt – an ancient wheat variety and should be milled after having undergone a cleaning, dampening, conditioning and polishing process. (This equipment is also available from ABC Hansen.) The Universal mill with stone application or a stone mill is a good choice to process whole spelt flour. It is recommended to screen out all coarse particles prior to packing as spelt flour should be fine and not gritty when rubbed between the fingers. Organic spelt products is usually milled with stone mills. Bran and pollard are by-products of the milling process and bran is added to white spelt flour to process brown flour or whole spelt flour. Pollard is used as a thickening agent and filler for special gourmet products and should not be included with white flour when used to bake fermented products as it would negatively affect the rising process
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.