Warning: You are not logged in. Your IP address will be publicly visible if you make any edits. If you log in or create an account, your edits will be attributed to your username, along with other benefits. Anti-spam check. Do not fill this in!'''Mashing''' is the process of converting [[starch|starches]] in ingredients such as [[Malt|malted barley]] into fermentable sugars and [[dextrin|dextrins]], which add residual sweetness and body. Mashing also converts complex protein molecules into more favorable ones. Mashing involves heating the [[wort]] to certain temperatures, and holding it there for certain amounts of time, which allows [[enzymes]] to develop and to most efficiently complete starch and protein conversion. [[Category:Dictionary]] Summary: Please note that all contributions to the Beer Wiki are considered to be released under the CC-BY-SA Cancel Editing help (opens in new window) Retrieved from "https://beer.fandom.com/wiki/Mashing"