Salzburg Grain Mills

Natural stone instead of corundum-ceramic stones

Natural stone instead of corundum-ceramic stones

For thousands of years people have used natural stones to grind grain –, however, nowadays natural milling stones have become quite rare!

Granite is quarried in nature – the millstones are without binding agents – pure nature!

In more than 40 years, we have not known of any breakage of the stones or breakage of stone particles.

In the trade, usually only mills with artificial grinding stones made of corundum ceramics are offered.

These consist mainly (aluminum oxide, app. 70 %)  and silicon dioxide.

It is therefore obvious why there is little information available on natural stone grinders.

In some cases, deliberate misinformation is also circulating.

You will often find the description “Natural Stone Mix”. This could mean milling stones made from a mixture of natural and man-made materials. However, that is not the case. Basically, there are only either natural or artificially produced grinding stones. There is no naturally grown corundum which is used for the production of the so-called corundum ceramic grinding stones. These are therefore exclusively artificially produced millstones.

The production of man-made mill stones has the advantage that the production is cheaper, little or no manual processing is necessary and assembly in the mill takes considerably less time than with natural stones. There is also no need for manual processing (except in the case of custom-made products). Furthermore, the installation in the mill is much less time-consuming than is the case with natural stones.

We would like to share the positive qualities of natural stone with you by publishing letters on this website in which our customers share their experiences and opinions with us.

However, for many of the experiences that our customers have, there are no scientific expert opinions that would prove the general validity of these experiences.

However, for many of the experiences that our customers have, there are no scientific expert opinions that would prove the general validity of these experiences. There is simply no scientifically verifiable evidence for customer experiences,

  • that the baking behavior of natural stone flour is different from that of artificial grinding stone,
  • natural stone flour behaves differently in terms of energy,
  • how the abrasion of artificial stone or natural stone behaves in the body and how allergy sufferers, for example, react to the abrasion,
  • that our natural granite stone is extremely durable and is more resistant to breakage than the corundum-ceramic grinding stones we used in the past, even in the event of the grinding of small stones in the ground material.

However, we always receive interesting information from our customers about the energetic behavior, the spectral colors of the natural stone flour and much more.

We get praise from kinesiologists and alternative circles who use the tools and methods at their disposal to test the goodness of products. Experienced bakers, excellent chefs and enthusiastic housewives also tell us about the baking properties of natural stone ground flour, which we are very pleased about.

We would be pleased if you would take the time to read some of the opinions of our “millers with Salzburg natural stone mills”.

Think about it: what were many of the most monumental structures on earth built from? Granite!

To grind with natural stone…. A good feeling!