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Brew 04

Malt and Adjuncts

Six row barley A barley with six seeds arranged around the spike compared to two row barley with just two developed seeds and four sterile seeds.
Aleurone layer A layer of active cells below the barley husk which produce enzymes to digest the endosperm contents.
Friable A term to describe the modification of a barley seed. Well modified, friable seeds are crunchy when chewed while poorly modified seeds are hard.
Steeping The soaking of barley seeds to increase moisture to 45% and so initiate germination.
Kilning The drying of germinated barley to reduce moisture to 4% and stabilize it for mashing.
Modification The process whereby the endosperm of the barley grain is softened by the digestion of beta glucan and protein using enzymes from the aleurone layer.
Created by: Brewlab