BVC - RE: [SCA_Brew] questions...

Collectively Unconscious swarm at
Fri Feb 11 07:06:12 PST 2000

On Fri, 11 Feb 2000, Mills, Scott wrote:

> Yeast cant do anything with
> starch so if you have unmalted barley you will have unfermented starches in
> your final product.  

Or protiens for that matter, ie green fruit from super markets.
Part of the problem with both these is they form colliods when heated in
water. (like gravy (starch) and jelly (pectin))

> Then when you mash you put these enzymes to work for you actually converting
> the starches into sugar by making a thick barley gruel and holding the temp

This is why many aboriginal peoples chew their mash.


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