The Wheat Industry; For Use in Schools

The Wheat Industry; For Use in Schools

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...wheat-producing areas, with easy transportation in all directions, it has maintained a large and steady milling trade since that time. The introduction of the middlings milling system stimulated the production of spring wheat in what was then called the Northwest. The millers of Minneapolis being in that locality were among the first to adopt roller machinery. The development and rapid growth of their mills was remarkable. The Red River valley has been called "the bread basket of the world," and Minneapolis controls the gateway to it. With the power in the falls of St. Anthony, the nearness to the wheat country, and the transportation conveniences, the result was inevitable. Minneapolis is now the greatest flour-producing center in the world. Questions And Exercises 1. What is meant by a gristmill? 2. Why are the handstone and the quern referred to as primitive milling devices? Where are they in use now? 3. What methods of milling were in common use about the time of the Revolutionary War? 4. About when were modern milling methods introduced? 5. What are the essential differences between the old buhrstone methods and the present gradual reduction processes? 6. Why do many mills have large wheat elevators as part of their equipment? 7. How is wheat made ready for grinding into flour? 8. Describe the essential processes in manufacturing flour. What is meant by break? Why are so many breaks necessary? 9. What are the by-products of milling? 10. What is the purpose of bleaching flour? 11. Trace the development of milling centers of the United States. 12. If possible visit a flouring mill and write a story, tracing the wheat through the various processes of manufacture into flour. CHAPTER X THE USES OF WHEAT PRODUCTS Wheat is so closely...show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236612124
  • 9781236612120