1. The physical and chemical changes in barley that result from malting, especially the development of enzymes that are required to modify the grain’s starches into sugars during mashing, and also the physical changes that render the carbohydrate found in barley kernels more available to the brewing process.
2. The degrees to which these changes have occurred, as determined by the growth of the acrospire.
By Justin Beerber on Mar. 24, 2016