mashing
The process in which cereals are mixed with water and incubated in order to degrade their complex carbohydrates (e.g., starch) to more readily usable forms such as simple sugars.

Microbiology. . 2009.

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  • Mashing — Interior view of a mash tun in a Scotch whisky distillery, showing the stirring mechanism. In brewing and distilling, mashing is the process of combining a mix of milled grain (typically malted barley with supplementary grains such as corn,… …   Wikipedia

  • Mashing — Mash Mash, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mashed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Mashing}.] [Akin to G. meischen, maischen, to mash, mix, and prob. to mischen, E. mix. See 2d {Mash}.] To convert into a mash; to reduce to a soft pulpy state by beating or pressure; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mashing — I. noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English, from gerund of mashen to mash, convert into a mash 1. : the action or an act of one that mashes; specifically : the act or p …   Useful english dictionary

  • mashing — noun a) The action of soaking malted barley etc., in order to convert starch into sugars as part of the brewing process. b) Preparing tea (in a teapot) …   Wiktionary

  • mashing — Synonyms and related words: abrasion, atomization, attrition, beating, brecciation, comminution, crumbling, crushing, detrition, disintegration, fragmentation, granulation, granulization, grating, grinding, levigation, pounding, powdering,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • mashing — mæʃ n. soft mixture, blend; puree; mixture of boiled grains for livestock; (British) mashed potato v. grind, pulverize, puree; create a soft mixture by adding hot water and crushing …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mashing — • Intercourse. Also mesh …   Londonisms dictionary

  • mashing — shaming …   Anagrams dictionary

  • Mashing tub — Mash Mash, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mashed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Mashing}.] [Akin to G. meischen, maischen, to mash, mix, and prob. to mischen, E. mix. See 2d {Mash}.] To convert into a mash; to reduce to a soft pulpy state by beating or pressure; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mashing tun — Cuve matière Une cuve matière (mash tun, mash tub, ou mashing tun en anglais) est un récipient cylindrique utilisé lors de l empâtage, un procédé utilisé dans la fabrication de la bière et l élaboration du whisky et d autres eaux de vie. C est… …   Wikipédia en Français

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