In the end, we didn't do any of those things. Instead, we made some new friends at the Canadian International Grains Institute, which is located in down town Winnipeg. Ashok and his colleagues kindly offered us their time and their expertise as wheat scientists to help us with our project. Thanks Cigi! Here is a link to find out more about Cigi: http://cigi.ca/
|Making New Friends at the Cigi Pilot Mill (A Science Lab for making flour!)|
|Drying is done...how much Wheat do we have?|
Now we had to figure out milling. We learned about Cigi after doing a Google search for milling options in Winnipeg (where we live). Since they had a Twitter account, We Tweeted out to them to see if they could help us in some way:
Hi @Cigiwinnipeg! We grew a bit of #wheat to grow a loaf of bread. Could you help us with the milling? http://t.co/M2Ldfzlzic
— Roy Norris (@Roy_Norris) September 15, 2013
@Roy_Norris just read your tweet an blog post. Great experience you created. I could refer your inquiry to our milling department?
— Cigi (@CigiWinnipeg) September 24, 2013
@CigiWinnipeg Please do! Thanks for helping us to figure out the next step with our wheat project! DM to set up a time we could chat!
— Roy Norris (@Roy_Norris) September 24, 2013
After a few days and a phone call or two we took the wheat downtown to the Canadian Grain Commission Building on Main Street. Then we went up to the 10th Floor, and then to the Pilot Mill on the 11th Floor.
|The Canadian Grain Commission Building|
|Here we are...at the Cigi Office!|
|And finally...to the Pilot Mill on the 11th Floor (Like a super secret wheat lab!)|
|The Pilot Mill (the smaller one) is behind me, and I have flour!|
|Back at home with our flour, bran, and "shorts"|
And that is all we know so far.