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Freshly Ground allows players to craft rare items at grain mills and earn Alchemy XP.

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Classic | Steam Workshop | Special Edition | | Xbox One | Playstation 4 | PS4PC


Freshly Ground makes crafting at grain mills relevant and rewarding.

Grain mills have been renamed and repurposed to crush, grind, and extract all manner of things. They're stone mills now. Want some honey? Use a stone mill. Need mammoth tusk powder? Use a stone mill. Vampirism showing? Use a stone mill.

Being able to craft rare items is not the only incentive. You'll also earn Alchemy XP for each item you create. The amount earned is based on the value of the item created, just like Smithing at a forge.

Don't like a recipe? No problem, you can disable it. Want to adjust a recipe? You can do that too, just make sure you have SKSE and SkyUI installed.

What about DLC and mods? Everything you need is already included with Skyrim Special Edition. That said, I have created add-ons for Hunterborn, Ordinator, and the Complete Alchemy and Cooking Overhaul (CACO) if you're a fan of any of those mods.


If you are a new user, all you need to do is copy the included files
to Skyrim SE's Data folder.

If you are a returning user, and you have Freshly Ground SSE v1.0 installed,
please remove the following files from Skyrim SE's Data folder:








These files are no longer used and will cause issues when trying to run
later versions of Freshly Ground.


You can use your existing save files.

Recipes can be toggled.

Recipe needs and yields can be adjusted.

Adjusting recipe needs and yields requires SKSE and SkyUI.

Recipes remain hidden unless you have an ingredient for them.

Salt Piles are ignored due to the number of recipes that use them.

More recipes are available via add-ons.

Download Freshly Ground CACO for CACO recipes.

Download Freshly Ground Ordinator for Ordinator recipes.

Download Freshly Ground Hunterborn for Hunterborn recipes.

Load Freshly Ground after other mods to ensure the best results.

If you see duplicate recipes, there's likely a conflict.

If you are not earning Alchemy XP, there's likely a conflict.

If you cannot activate a grain mill, there's likely a conflict.

If grain mills have not beeen renamed, there's likely a conflict.


To improve readability, the complete recipe list has been moved to a separate article. Additional articles have been created for those that just wish to view recipes for the mod itself or for each add-on.

All Recipes | Default Recipes | CACO Recipes | Hunterborn Recipes | Ordinator Recipes


Freshly Ground v1.2 would be smaller in scale and still in development were it not for the efforts of fiskin1 and BrinaSair. fiskin1 ported the mod to Skyrim SE and supported it in my absence. BrinaSair provided detailed feedback and started working on an Ordinator patch for the SE version. Their efforts inspired me to update the original mod which then ballooned into updating both versions, creating several add-ons, and porting the mod to consoles. Thank you both!

I also want to thank everyone for their patience. I know several years have passed since you last saw a release from me. I'm hoping to change that. I plan on updating Freshly Picked next. I also intend to port all of my Skyrim mods to SE but I don't have a time-frame for you.



Freshly Ground SSE v1.0 Credits

Bethesda: For making Skyrim SE
bchick3: For some sound advice and making a great guide so I could learn how to port Oldrim mods to Skyrim SE
The Nexus Community: For a great bunch of people that have made the modding community to be what it is today.

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