Grain mill MAX SPEZIAL beech

The specialist for a gluten-free, protein-rich, and vegetarian diet

  • Grinds large or hard grains,
  • With natural granite grinding stones,
  • Grinding chamber made of solid, local beech wood



Grain mill MAX SPEZIAL beech

Salzburg Grain Mill “MAX SPECIAL” Beech

While our Salzburg grain mill “MAX” is the universalist, “MAX SPECIAL” shines as a specialist for hard and large grains.

“MAX SPECIAL” – The Specialist

Being able to process large, hard grains/seeds such as corn, chickpeas, beans & soybeans, kamut, and rice for a varied gluten-free or vegetarian cuisine is the strength of “MAX SPECIAL”.

  • Gluten-free grains offer a safe dietary alternative for those with gluten intolerance or celiac disease.
  • Vegetarian and vegan diets are becoming increasingly popular, as they are healthy, animal- and environmentally friendly.

Instead of meat and fish, legumes become important sources of protein. Peas, beans, corn, rice, and other grains become primary sources of protein, vitamins, and fiber.

Why can “MAX SPECIAL” mill these grains?

Grain mill MAX SPEZIAL beech

Because the grind of the stones is specifically adapted to these grains. Developed by our experienced mill builders, carefully handcrafted as unique pieces, and meticulously tested, the granite stones of our “MAX SPECIAL” mill all this, where some other mills would get stuck or no longer produce flour.

At the same time, “MAX SPECIAL” can also mill all other types of grain in exceptionally fine quality.

We are particularly proud of this ability, a result of our decades of experience in mill building.

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The heart of the grain mill is the millstone.

Based on experience and full conviction, we decided in 2016 to manufacture mills exclusively with granite grinding stones extracted from nature under the name Salzburger Getreidemühlen.
The decisive factor for this decision was the convincing properties:

  • Extreme longevity: Our granite grindstones often provide excellent service for 30 to 40 years with the factory cut and can be reground by us for a second, equally long life.
    You can no longer make higher demands on the longevity of a product.
  • Almost unbreakable: We are not aware of any breakage of the grindstone or chipping of parts.
    Our granite millstones can even withstand the grinding of small stones that may be present in the grain, thus protecting their teeth.
    We are therefore happy to provide a lifetime guarantee* on our natural stones (*see guarantee conditions)
  • Granite is perfect by nature: without any artificial binders or additives, granite stone is a pure and natural material with ideal properties for grinding grain.
    Environmentally friendly and sustainable, granite is the only right choice for us.

The flour of natural stones can hardly be described in words…
Airy, powdery, velvety, soft
These words are not enough.
You have to feel the flour between your fingertips.
Flour that you buy pre-packaged in the store is divided into types and produced using standardized processes.

Grind your own flour with an original Salzburg grain mill and experience the differences and peculiarities of the flour in the bowl that collects your flour under the spout.
How it piles up into flour cones and slides off, how it can be shaken or later behaves during kneading, unfolds during baking and ultimately reveals itself in its outstanding taste.

The words of experienced bakers count for more than industry standards.

That’s the only way to make it – with the flour from my Salzburg wife”, a farmer’s wife from Upper Austria told us at an exhibition, who always bakes a very special cake for her small community for the harvest festival.
And you could literally see the pride in her eyes.

From granite block to millstone:

Our granite stones, each pair individually, are carefully and patiently matched and worked with manual skill.
The production of our millstones begins with a millstone blank, which is given the basic shape of the grinding surfaces and perfect concentricity.
This is followed by several uncompromising optimization steps in which perfection is worked out through grinding tests, renewed expansion and regrinding in order to achieve the desired fineness of the flour and grinding performance.
It is a matter of experience and something very individual which shape the expert gives the stone until hard and bulky grains such as rice or chickpeas are ground just as finely as rye and wheat.
It’s almost like building a musical instrument, where several paths usually lead to an outstanding result.

Now you understand the effort required to transform the granite blocks extracted from the quarry into small, round, perfectly balanced millstones.
And how simple it is to industrially produce artificial grinding stones made of corundum ceramic, pressed into shape using a chemical bonding agent, in a high-temperature kiln.

Each pair of stones is unique!

Our search for the right granite for our mills began over 40 years ago.
Even in our early days, in the pioneering days of the 1970s, we set out to find “the stone”.
For years, we searched in Austria, Germany and throughout Europe and examined the advantages and disadvantages of the various natural stones in order to find the most suitable granite for the Salzburg MT series.

The blocks are still quarried in the same area in Europe today, but our knowledge of the value of these stones is much greater.
More than ever, we appreciate the properties such as hardness, self-sharpening and durability and, above all, the quality of the flour that can be produced with granite stones.

We, Salzburg millwrights, can also proudly claim to be the only ones in Europe with over 40 years of experience with granite grinding stones for electric household mills.

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 wooden kitchen will appreciate the benefits of wood.
Food stays fresh for longer in a solid wood cabinet, bread doesn’t 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 adjustment system – for setting the flour fineness

of the mills Carina, MAX, MAX SPEZIAL and MT 5

Grain mill MAX SPEZIAL beech

The coarse/fine adjustment is one of the most important components of our grain mills. Each degree of fineness can be infinitely adjusted with one hand – even during grinding.
Whether you want to grind the finest flour or coarse meal for your breakfast cereal – you select the fineness of the flour by turning the adjustment knob.

This is attached to the side in the upper third of the grinder and can be turned clockwise or counterclockwise.
Turning the adjustment knob moves the lower grindstone up or down.
This changes the distance between the upper and lower grindstones and therefore the fineness of the flour.

The upper grindstone is firmly attached to the hopper and its position cannot be changed.

  • The lower grinding stone moves upwards: The flour becomes infinitely finer.
  • The lower grinding stone goes downwards: The flour becomes infinitely coarser

This ingenious adjustment system has been proven to work even after decades.

The quality of the design of the adjustment system is essential to ensure that the grinding surfaces of both stones are always perfectly parallel to each other and that their distance cannot shift during the grinding process.

We do not use the plastic thread commonly used today.
Thanks to our perfect technical solution, an eccentric mechanism, the grindstones remain exactly parallel to each other 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 Salzburg Grain Mill “MAX SPECIAL” Beech

Milling capacity “fine” (wheat): approx. 90/g min.
Milling capacity “rough”: multiple times more
Weight: 8 kg
Hopper capacity: approx. 900 g
Dimensions: 156 x 156 mm
Height: 355 mm
Height allowance for bowls: 12 cm
Coarse-Fine Adjustment: continuous
Milling stone: Granite
Milling stone diameter: 90 mm
Housing and hopper: solid, native beech wood
Milling chamber: untreated, solid beech wood
Surface treatment: biological beeswax oil
Industrial motor: 360 Watt/230 Volt
Rotation: 1200 rpm
Warranty: 12 years