Definitions for "Mashing"
Keywords:  wort, malt, grist, starch, barley
The barley malt is added and crushed to expose the inside of the kernel, this process is known as 'mashing'.
The process by which barley malt is mixed with water and cooked to turn soluble starch into fermentable sugar. Other cereal grains, such as corn and rice, may also be added. After mashing in a mash tun, the mash is filtered through a lauter tun, where upon it becomes known as wort.
This is a method of breaking up soft foods for the purpose of giving them some shape or coating for further cooking, such as cooked potatoes or vegetables.