Grain mill MT 5 Beech

The grain mill with traditional charm

  • Consciously natural and sustainable
  • Milling chamber made of untreated, domestic beech wood
  • Natural granite grinding stones


Includes 20% MwSt.
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The Salzburg Grain Mill MT 5 – with traditional charm

MT stands for “Mill Thurner.” Under this name, the first grain mills were built in the pioneer years around 1970. Exactly there, in the same workshop where we still build our mills today.
Back then, the mills were much larger and were equipped with a steel screw – but they were by far not as beautiful as today’s MT 5.

20 years later, in the years around 1990, we decided to technically modernize the mill, making it more user-friendly.

Instead of turning the hopper (with the associated screw), the fineness of the flour is now changed by simply turning the side adjustment knob.

Opening and closing the mill, for a look into the grinding chamber, is possible in seconds and in one easy step, without tools, thanks to the elegant bayonet catch.

All conventional grains such as wheat, rye, barley, rice, spelt, amaranth, einkorn are easily and quickly ground by the MT 5 from very fine to coarse. Of course, also fresh groats for a healthy breakfast cereal.

If particularly hard and large grains such as corn or various types of beans are on your menu, the MT 5 is not the perfectionist for grinding them.
See MT 12 or MAX Special

Plastic instead of wood – no thanks!

At some point, it became common to use plastic instead of wood. But from the beginning, we refused to follow this trend.
However, as you can easily see for yourself today, in the production of mills, “artificial” PLASTIC is often the substitute for “natural” wood. Since then, many grains rub against the walls of grinding chambers made of plastic.

The coarse-fine adjustment is also made using systems made of plastic or aluminum. Neither is an option for us.
The quality and execution of the adjustment system in our mills is ensured by an eccentric mechanism that keeps the two grinding stones perfectly parallel to each other.

We preserve old values

Today, the trend is often going back to more nature and sustainability.

It is also interesting for us to note that science is once again confirming the rightful value of natural materials.

Salzburg mills grind the way people have been grinding for centuries – with stones from nature, made of granite.

From the beginning, people have ground grain with natural stones. Each stone is hand-ground and the upper and lower stones are perfectly matched. Foreign bodies, such as small stones that could be in your grain, are easily ground by the granite stones, thus protecting your teeth.

Baking with natural stone flour is an experience!

“Really fantastic flour – just like in the old days” – that’s what old experienced bakers say about the flour from our mills, enjoying rubbing it between their fingertips.

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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

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 Grain Mill MT 5 Beech

Grinding capacity “fine”: 90–100 g per minute
Grinding capacity “coarse”: several times more
Height: 40 cm
Base diameter Ø: 19 cm
Hopper capacity: approx. 800 g
Weight: 8.5 kg
Clearance height: 15.5 cm
Coarse-fine adjustment: continuous
Grinding stone: natural granite
Grinding stone diameter: 9 cm
Bearing of the grinding mechanism: elastic
Mill housing and hopper: solid, local beech wood
Grinding chamber: solid, local beech wood
Surface treatment housing: biological beeswax oil
Industrial motor: 360 Watt /230 Volt
Speed during grinding: 1200 rpm


Lifetime” warranty on the granite grinding stone against breakage and chipping off of stone particles
12 years warranty separately for premature wear of the granite grinding stone
12 years warranty on all other components of the household mill such as housing, hopper, motor, etc.