from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The refuse of malt after brewing; spent malt.
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_Bran_ is, with perhaps the exception of malt-dust, the most nutritious of the refuse portions of grains.
It will be seen that Mr. Lawes estimates the value of the manure left from the consumption of a ton of malt-dust at $18.21.
Milkmen, I believe, prefer the “grains” to the malt-dust.
We can afford, therefore, to transport malt-dust to a greater distance than the grains.
There is another advantage: brewer’s grains soon ferment, and become sour; while the malt-dust, being dry, will keep for any length of time.