hist-brewing: Mead, Bass and more

Kirsty Pollock kirsty.pollock at mpuk.com
Mon Oct 4 04:06:10 PDT 1999

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brian Matthews [mailto:Thain at bigfoot.com]
> Sent: 04 October 1999 11:34
> To: Kirsty Pollock
> Subject: Re: hist-brewing: Mead, Bass and more
> Actually .. "straw" used to be the generic term for the chaff 
> left over
> from the harvest of the various food grasses . The current use for the
> term is pretty much used to denote feed grass that was specifically
> bred to resist mold and mildew rot after harvesting so that 
> animals wouldn't get
> sick from eating it ........

I'm confused, are you maybe thinking of hay? 

Even animals don't eat straw (which is the left-over stalks of wheat so far
as I know). It's usually used as bedding etc.

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