hist-brewing: paleobrew/germination

Daniel Butler-Ehle dwbutler at mtu.edu
Thu Feb 18 18:24:24 PST 2010


Steve Thomas <fabricus at hvi.net> writes:
> 
> Unmentioned as yet in this paleobrewing thread is the 
> effect of seed dormancy on sprouting/malting.
. . .
> In the domestication of plant species, few traits are 
> selected for as vigorously as seed impatience. 

Interesting.  I did not know that.
I guess dormancy would make spontaneous development of 
malting a little less direct than I had thought.

Dan Butler-Ehle



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