The Gentleman’s Magazine, 34: 232 (1764)

XIV. To prevent loss by peas that are sprouted.

Peas by being wetted before they are got in, if they cannot be soon dried will sprout. When this happens thresh them, and after they are separated from the rubbish dry them in a malt-kiln; three bushels of these peas go as far in fattening hogs as four bushels got in dry and hard in the usual manner. Applied, therefore, to this purpose, they turn out to as good advantage as if no accident had happened. These malted peas are also excellent food for horses, and turkeys fatten upon them very fast.