mashing definition

  • verb:
    • Present participle of mash.
  • noun:
    • The activity of soaking malted barley etc., to convert starch into sugars within the brewing procedure.
    • planning beverage (in a teapot)
    • A beating or beating into a mass; a crushing.
    • In brewing, the entire process of infusing the crushed malt in warm water, to draw out the saccharine matter as a result and transform the starch into dextrine and sugar.
    • The quantity of malt and heated water therefore blended.
    • In geology, the granulation of a rock in powerful metamorphism.

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