The aim of the work was assessing the dependence between some physical properties of cereal grain and energy consumption. Grain of common wheat, spelt and triticale of 15% of moisture was ground using a cylinder mill. Relation between energy consumption and vitreousness, thousand kernel weight, test weight and ash content has been determined. Unit energy consumption depended on vitreousness, test weight and ash content in grain. Unit energy consumption increases with the increase of vitreousness and test weight, and decreases with grain ash content. Vitreousness influenced the consumption of energy more considerably than the test weight and grain ash content.