hist-brewing: straw

ulfin at mail.portup.com ulfin at mail.portup.com
Tue Oct 5 19:14:09 PDT 1999


Jim Booth writes:

>My daddy used to feed the cattle straw, especially when hay was running
>out. Especially oat straw.  He used to feed straw and molassas together.
>
>Straw has less nutrition than hay and is more likely to be used for
>bedding.

Makes good *filter* bedding, too.  I use it in the lauter tun for my
rye beers (unlike barley malt, rye malt has no husk).  S'pose it
would work for over-milled grist, too.  Oak straw seems to be
best because it imparts less flavor than rye straw or wheat
straw.

Dan Butler-Ehle



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