Flax mixed with grains is easier to grind by hand
I don't know a better place to throw this in than here. I noticed that if I mix flax with whatever grain I grind by hand, that it is much easier to grind. My grinder is made to handle flax, it might ruin some. Seems like 1/8 to 1/4 ratio makes a difference. It might save someone some effort if there is no electricity (electricity is plan A for me) and you need to grind significant amounts by hand. I would say it is about half the effort, maybe less, and it depends on the ratio. Half the effort is a lot when cups of flour are needed. I prefer golden flax, but either will do in a pinch if you like that.