Salzburg Grain Mills

Salzburg Grain Mill MT 12 – Beech

The Mill for Connoisseurs – Our Masterpiece

  • For large families and ambitious hobby bakers
  • With stainless steel thread – for precise adjustment of flour fineness
  • The mill without compromises
  • With natural granite grinding stones


$ 1,142.00

If you were with us in Salzburgerland right now,

we wouldn’t need many words to convince you of the value of the MT 12 grain mill made of beech wood. You would feel the high quality of the manufacturing, the appreciation for tradition, and the love in the craftsmanship.

Craftsmanship that has proven itself for decades

The weight of the stainless steel thread, about 3.5 kg, would surprise you, and the precision of this high-quality technology would fascinate you. Consistently fine flour from the first to the last minute, guaranteed for decades.

Upon entering our workshop, you would be enchanted by the scent of wood and beeswax oil.

You would also be amazed to watch how our long-time employees craft each mill with a delicate touch, piece by piece, until every component fits perfectly.

Precision in manufacturing – the grain mill for you if you value quality and durability

You would witness how heavy lathes process the granite stones and how experienced colleagues grind the millstones with a lot of knowledge – each stone individually.

From granite block to millstone

  • It starts with a millstone blank, to which the basic shape of the grinding surfaces and perfect roundness are given.
    After that, several uncompromising optimization steps follow, in which perfection is achieved through grinding tests, dismantling, and regrinding to reach the desired fineness of the flour and grinding performance.
  • It’s a matter of experience and something very individual how the expert shapes the stone until hard and bulky grains like rice or chickpeas are ground as finely as rye and wheat. It’s almost like building a musical instrument, where often several attempts lead to an outstanding result.

Now you understand the effort required to transform granite blocks quarried from the quarry into small, round, perfectly balanced millstones. And how simple it is, in contrast, to industrially produce artificial millstones from corundum ceramic, pressed into shape with a chemical binder, in a high-temperature oven.

Feel the difference

Here, at our workbenches, you could directly feel the difference between the flour from natural and artificial millstones with your fingertips. The difference is palpable.

Our dedication to nature

With our decades of experience and knowledge, we inspect the stored, carefully selected wood for the manufacturing of the grinding chamber and other mill parts every day. Working with wood is our daily craft, because unlike plastic, high-quality wood lives and works.

Why we have decided against hard plastic

A grinding chamber made of hard plastic would save us a lot of work. However, we have decided against it out of deep conviction, thus also avoiding the electrostatic charging of the flour.

The powerful 550 watt industrial motor was tested for months and is exclusively made for us in Italy. It ensures effortless and efficient grinding performance, whether you need the finest flour for delicate desserts or coarser flour for hearty breads.
However, the most important thing is always: Your flour is freshly ground and thus contains valuable ingredients, enzymes, and vitamins.

The MT 12 mill is our masterpiece, and we are convinced: There is no better mill!

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Natural stone instead of artificial stone

For thousands of years, people have ground grain with natural stones – today, electric household mills with natural stones are a rarity!
Granite is quarried in nature – the grinding stones are without binding agents – pure nature!
In more than 40 years, we have not become aware of any breakage of the stones or breakage of stone particles.

Only grinders with artificial grinding stones made of corundum ceramic are usually available on the market.
These consist mainly of aluminum oxide and silicon dioxide.

It is therefore obvious why there is little information available on natural stone grinders.
In some cases, deliberately false information is also circulating. One such example is that natural stone becomes smooth after just a few years and has to be reground at great expense.
We can prove that natural stones grind for decades without any processing!

For this reason, we also guarantee that we will regrind all natural stone free of charge within 12 years if necessary. Is there a better guarantee?
We also guarantee a service life of 24 years for the grinding stones! *
We cannot guarantee that we will regrind corundum stones or replace broken corundum ceramic stones free of charge.

Basically, there are only either natural or artificially produced grinding stones. You will often find the term “natural stone mix”. You could be forgiven for thinking that this is a mixture of natural and man-made stones. However, this is not the case. There is no naturally grown corundum that is used to produce the so-called corundum ceramic grinding stones. These are therefore exclusively artificially produced grinding stones.

Artificial millstones not only have the advantage that they are cheaper to produce. No manual processing is necessary (except in the case of custom-made products). Furthermore, installation in the mill is considerably less time-consuming than is the case with natural stone.

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

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

  • according to which the baking behavior of natural stone-ground flour is different from that of artificial grinding stones,
  • the natural stone powder behaves differently in terms of energy,
  • how abrasion from artificial stone or natural stone behaves in the body and how allergy sufferers, for example, react to 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 natural stone powder and much more.
We receive praise from kinesiologists and alternative circles who test the quality of products using the means and methods available to them. Experienced bakers, award-winning 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 delighted 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 world’s most monumental buildings made of? Made of granite!

Grinding with natural stone … A good feeling!

Why domestic wood instead of plastic?

Grain mill Carina hopperWood is part of human history and is a living, organic material.

Real wood is nature and fulfills the desire for authenticity in an artificial world.

Anyone who owns a natural wood kitchen will appreciate the benefits of wood. Food stays fresh for longer in the solid wood cabinet, bread does not start to go moldy, etc.

The latest studies have even shown that the natural substance has bacteria-inhibiting properties.

Germs cannot grow on natural wood surfaces.

Due to its cellular nature, with an almost unimaginably large surface area, wood has a strong hygroscopic effect. The resulting dehydration creates a hostile atmosphere for bacteria and leads to their death.
The topic of “Wood & Hygiene” has been a focus of research at the Institute of Wood Research at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna for several years now.

Further sources on the subject of WOOD AND HYGIENE:

Antibacterial effect of wood proven
Dr. Alexandra Makulla Press Office
Federal Biological Research Center for Agriculture and Forestry

Wood confirmed as an effective bacteria killer in scientific study – Specialist knowledge – Wood & Hygiene

The stainless steel thread

of the MT 5 ED, MT 12 and MT 18 grain mills

  • Together with the grinding stones, the stainless steel thread is the most important part of the mill
  • Guaranteed finest flour for decades
  • No grain is as hard as steel – whether kamut, maize or chickpeas
  • Guarantees no change in flour fineness during grinding

Not only the stones are important for the fineness of your flour, but also the adjustment system.

The stones grind fine or coarse flour in direct interaction with the adjustment – just as you wish. This is usually the case when the grinder is purchased, but it should still work perfectly even after decades.

Regardless of whether you turn an adjusting wheel or a funnel or operate a slider, you always change the distance between the stones.

If the adjustment system does not work precisely, the bricks will not lie exactly flat (i.e. they will not lie exactly parallel to each other). Then the stones cannot grind the finest flour and the coarse portion of the flour is greatly increased.

But how often do you hear: My grinder is only 10 years old (the problem can occur sooner or later) and no longer grinds finely! In this case, the adjustment system is usually to blame and not the grindstones, as is often assumed.

With our high-quality adjustment system, you grind with the same fineness from the first to the last second.

No checking and correcting!

The stainless steel thread guarantees that the set degree of fineness does not change during grinding.

To ensure that you can still grind the finest flour in 20, 30 or 40 years’ time, you should pay particular attention to the adjustment system.

In our pioneering days, the threads were made of steel. The surface was then chrome-plated or galvanized.

But every thread, whether 30, 40 years old or even older, still works today just as it did when it was purchased. Precise – to the millimeter.

Today, our threads are no longer surface-treated, but manufactured from high-quality stainless steel by an Austrian master craftsman.

The weight of the thread is 3.60 kg.

It is difficult for a non-expert, for the non-technical housewife, to estimate the value of the stainless steel thread.

But technicians, metalworkers etc. know about the material costs, the manufacturing costs, the accuracy requirements etc. and can estimate the manufacturing costs.

For the amount we pay for these threads, you could almost get a complete grinder from a well-known manufacturer, with a 6-year guarantee.

However, the question arises: What happens after 6 years – and is wear and tear covered by the warranty?

It is good advice to pay particular attention to the quality and materials used for the adjustment system and the grinding chamber.

It’s not the outer casing or the look that matters – but the adjustment system certainly does!

Our stainless steel threads have been working with millimeter precision for decades, not only when grinding your favorite grains such as wheat, rye or spelt, but also when grinding kamut, corn, chickpeas or beans.

From the first to the last minute of grinding – for decades!

Warranty conditions:

The guarantee is valid from the date of purchase, for an unlimited period of time, in the event of breakage and breakage of stone particles from the granite despite use of the grinder in accordance with the operating instructions and manufacturer’s specifications.
The granite stones are replaced free of charge if the grinding performance is impaired due to breakage or chipping of stone particles.
The warranty does not apply to damage caused by the use of force or improper use.

12-year warranty separately
In the event of premature wear of the granite grinding stone

Warranty conditions:

The warranty is valid from the date of purchase and entitles you to a free regrinding of the granite grinding stone if this should become necessary within the warranty period and the grinder has been used in accordance with the operating instructions.

12-year guarantee on all other components of the household grinder such as housing, hopper, motor, etc.

Warranty conditions for all electric household grinders (Carina, MAX, MAX Special, MT 5, MT 5 ED, MT 12, MT 18 and Style) and for the manual grinders (MH 4 and MH 8).

The guarantee applies from the date of purchase for all verifiable material and processing defects and is based on our choice of replacement, repair or reimbursement of the purchase price.

Fragile parts are excluded from the guarantee. Wood is a living material and small cracks can occur in the wooden housing. These are not considered material defects.

The warranty does not cover compensation for consequential damage, loss or natural wear and tear or damage caused by force, improper use or lack of or improper care.
Interventions not carried out by the manufacturer or by persons authorized by the manufacturer will invalidate the warranty.

Technical data of the MT 12 beech grain mill

Fine grinding performance (wheat): approx. 5,99 oz/ min.
Coarse grinding performance: multiple
Weight: 27,55 lb
Hopper capacity: approx. 3 lb
Base diameter: 8,26 in
Height: 16,92 in
Clearance height: 6,88 in
Coarse-fine adjustment: stepless
Grinding stone: Granite grinding stone
Diameter of grinding stone: 4,13 in
Casing: Laminated wood
Hopper and base: solid, local beech wood
Grinding chamber: solid, untreated beech wood
Surface treatment of casing: organic beeswax oil
Industrial motor: 110 Volt/60Hz
Grinding speed: 1250 rpm