To Know When Grain Is Scalded Enough

Put your mashing stick into your hogshead and stir it round two or three

times gently, then lift it out and give it a gentle stroke on the edge

of your hogshead--if you perceive the batter or musky part fall off your

stick, and there remains the heart of the grain on your mashing stick,

like grains of timothy seed, then be assured that it is sufficiently

scalded, if not too much, this hint will suffice to the new beginner,

but experience and observation will enable the most correct judgment.