hist-brewing: chewing grains

Chris Genereux genes60 at hotmail.com
Thu Feb 25 04:03:48 PST 2010


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> Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2010 21:11:05 -0700
> From: itsatrap at gmail.com
> To: hist-brewing at pbm.com
> Subject: Re: hist-brewing: chewing grains
> 
> Possibly. But, milk stage grains are rather alkaline, which presents
> its own issues, and is mostly sugar, so chewing wouldnt really
> accomplish much.
> 
> Also, I know I have a dirty mind, but for a moment upon seeing the
> photo on your link, I thought I had been tricked into looking at a
> dirty picture. heh.
> 
> Alex
> 
> On Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 8:14 PM, Joanna Bailey <jbmail at isomedia.com> wrote:
> > Is it possible the grains were chewed while in 'milk stage'?
> > http://cekings.ucdavis.edu/Agriculture/Milk_Stage.htm
> >
> > I can imagine a group of people getting ready to harvest grain for storage,
> > setting up a harvest camp perhaps, and starting a batch of ale. If there is
> > a 10-day window for milk stage, there would be plenty of time to get some
> > going for the harvesters to drink.
> >
> > But that would make 'chew-brewing' a seasonal affair, since milk stage only
> > happens once in the growing cycle of grains.
> >
> > -Joanna
> > www.seventreesfarm.com
> >
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