K-State To Offer Buhler Flour Milling Courses

In conjunction with Buhler Inc. of Minneapolis, Minnesota., K-State’s Department of Grain Science and Industry and the IGP Institute is offering several milling courses in the IGP Executive Conference Center and the Hal Ross Flour Mill on the K- State campus in Manhattan, Kansas. Content is generally focused on Buhler equipment and processes meant to add to the knowledge and experience of current industry professionals. Registration for these courses will be taken through the International Association of Operative Millers (IAOM).

Course objectives: In depth discussions of flow sheet diagrams and milling processes. Optimum machine adjustment and mill handling.

Course topics: Comparison of special cleaning systems which offer the possibility to improve milling performance further than a regular cleaning section; tempering of wheat (systems, bin designs, possible traps, various tempering philosophies and their application, pre-tempering systems, flow sheet options for optimum sanitation in and around the tempering bins); bacteria count reduction by scouring, peeling, light peeling and pearling; in-depth flow sheet technology (comparison of international flow sheets with milling systems in the U.S., discussion of differences and possible application of system parts in U.S. milling; practical exercises in the Hal Ross Mill (the perfect break release, optimum purifier set-up, judging sifting performance – finding the ideal area between poor dressing and bare dressing), starch damage (what is it, its effects on water absorption, attrition flour – production and usage; flour quality: general quality control and assurance, flour aging, etc.); and mill pneumatic systems (in-depth pneumatics with practical measurements and adjustments in the Hal Ross Mill).

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