New Youtube Video on Harvesting Amaranth Grain

I have had a lot of questions about harvesting amaranth grain so I knocked out this video for you guys today.  This is really more about harvesting just a bit for seed for the next planting.  I will do a more “brutal” version for lack of a better term when the next seed heads are available.

6 Responses to New Youtube Video on Harvesting Amaranth Grain

  1. I would like to see the link of harvesting your larger variety of amaranth. Can you post the link?

  2. Nice video,

    Prep library suggestion, Author Larry Dean Olsen
    Outdoor survival skills, and btw he shows how to harvest grain as well as other food sources, like ants or even termites, while real primitive stuff/survival, good down to it hit the fan, got a few rocks of flint, okay lets go get dinner sort of thing. Non Political.

    Thanks for sharing.

  3. I suggest saving the chaff/seeds that were blown off. That mix might still be useful for other purposes, for example chickens might pick out the seeds.

  4. Just came across this video. Using a strainer gets rid of much of the larger chaff and fibers up front. The result is fewer losses.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTulaGGNtno

  5. I hope the “brutal” sequel includes an electric chipper shredder, like the one I got from Harbor Freight. I’ve heard of people using it to thresh large quantities of amaranth but have not tried it or seen it yet. Amaranth is very easy to grow and harvest. If we get the threshing down we can it to the very short list of grains that are suitable for small scale production.

  6. Modern Survival

    @jbob post the link to what you bought I will look into it. The brutal method I use is just crumbling the hell out of it and blowing it off a lot faster than in this demo.