mashing

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mashing

  1. Present participle of mash.

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mashing (plural mashings)

  1. The action of soaking malted barley etc., in order to convert starch into sugars as part of the brewing process.
    • 1835, Robert Dundas Thomson, ‎Thomas Thomson, Records of General Science (volume 2, page 459)
      More hot water is added, and the mashing process repeated, until the grain has been wholly deprived of its saccharine matter, which is generally accomplished by three, or at the most, four mashings []
  2. Preparing tea (in a teapot).

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