Questions and answers about our grain mills

General questions

The use of a hand mill is definitely necessary and correct in areas without electrical supply.

On alpine pastures, on yachts, etc., but also in some developing countries of this earth or areas without electric power supply, our hand grain mills with granite millstone have been doing good, reliable work for decades.

Many of our customers make provision for times of crisis by purchasing a hand mill in order to be able to supply themselves, family and friends independently of electricity.

But raw foodists do not shy away from manual labor to process the grain as naturally as possible.

Of course, hand milling is the gentlest way of milling and we are also told from time to time that this flour tastes “even much better”.

But we also tell you that this manual work is quite exhausting and time-consuming. Thus, the purchase of a hand mill for daily use is really worth considering.

As a precaution for times of crisis, the hand mill MH 4 is sufficient. Without electricity, we certainly have time enough to turn the crank.

If you still want a hand mill for everyday use, then we advise you to look at the mill MH 8.

This mill grinds almost as quickly and efficiently as an electric mill – and with little effort!

Natural stones, as the name suggests, are formed over thousands of years in nature.

They do not need human help to emerge, do not need auxiliary or binding agents, they are nature-pure.

The granite stones we use are quarried in a European quarry and subsequently worked by hand. Each pair of stones installed by us is unique.

Allergic reactions to the natural stone are not known to us so far.

The breaking of natural stones (due to impurities in the grain) is also not known to us. Therefore, it is also possible for us to give a guarantee of 24 years (or even longer if desired) on these stones. A good feeling for your teeth!

Granite stones are mostly reground after 20 – 30 years (depending on which grain was mostly ground) at our company.

The corundum-ceramic millstones most commonly used today are synthetically manufactured. Contrary to popular belief, corundum mined in nature cannot be used to manufacture the artificial corundum ceramic millstones.

Alumina (approx. 75%), silica (approx. 20%) and other oxides are shaped and fired under high heat.

Very little abrasion occurs during grinding. The abrasion of the stones that occurs during grinding is also known as stone grit (particularly prevalent in older mills). The abrasion of the stones gets into your flour.

Questions about the hand mills MH 4 and MH 8

The number of revolutions depends on your personal commitment.

With the hand mill MH 4 you produce (at approx. 70 rpm) approx. 40 – 45 grams of bread fine flour. Therefore, we recommend this mill only for presentation purposes in schools and kindergartens, to take along on trips and for people who really only need very small amounts of flour or meal

With the MH 8 hand mill (approx. 90 rpm) you grind almost as fast as with an electric mill – up to 90 grams of bread fine flour per minute.

Especially raw foodists attach the greatest importance to heating the grain not more than 40 degrees.

For them, the purchase of a hand mill is correct that they do not bake bread and otherwise do not need large quantities of flour.

The only question is whether a hand mill or a flake crusher is the right choice.

If you only need flakes (e.g. for muesli or for soups), then the Salzburg flake master or Gear flaker is completely sufficient.

Of course, hand milling is the gentlest way of milling and we are also told from time to time that this flour tastes “even much better”.

But we also tell you that this manual work is quite exhausting and time-consuming. Thus, the purchase of a hand mill for daily use is really worth considering.

If you still want a hand mill for everyday use, then we advise you to look at the mill MH 8.

This mill grinds almost as quickly and efficiently as an electric mill – and with little effort!

Giving a correct answer here is not easy!

First and foremost, the grinding performance depends on you, it depends on how fast you turn the crank.

Grinding hard large grains requires more power than grinding wheat or spelt.

The setting of the flour fineness must also be taken into account. The finer you grind, the longer you have to grind and the more strenuous it is.

If, for example, you use the Hand mill MH 4 40 revolutions per minute and produce a quantity of between 40 and 50 grams per minute, then it will take you 15 minutes to produce half a kilo of fine bread flour.

If you need the finest flour for cakes, then you will need about 30 minutes.

Of course, hand milling is the gentlest way of milling and we are also told from time to time that this flour tastes “even much better”.

But now you also know that this manual work is quite exhausting and time-consuming. Thus, the purchase of a hand mill for daily use is really worth considering.

If you still want a hand mill for everyday use, then we advise you to look at the mill MH 8.

This mill grinds almost as quickly and efficiently as an electric mill.

In one minute you grind about 90 grams of flour with little effort.

Special questions about MAX and MAX Special

The difference from the MAX grain mill is the grinding of the millstones, which must meet a particularly high standard.

The MAX SPECIAL mill grinds even large and hard grains such as:

  • Corn,
  • Chickpeas,
  • Kamut up to 250g in one grinding pass,
  • Soybeans and other beans with a diameter up to about 9 mm,
  • As well as all other conventional cereals.
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