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Brewing terminology/acronyms

Post by chairmanmaw » Wed Oct 22, 2008 1:28 pm

Hello all,

Being a new kid to all this brewing stuff, Im getting lost on some of the terminology and acronyms being used on this forum.

Is there a reference guide or teminology posting on here that gives an explanation, in layman's terms, of the various specific words in use on the forum?

If so, can someone send me the link? I've trawled through the various entries on the forum and cant seem to find one.

if not, can we compile one?

Thanks,

:o Maw

Ahdinko

Re: Brewing terminology/acronyms

Post by Ahdinko » Wed Oct 22, 2008 1:52 pm

It took me ages to figure out what SWMBO was.

chairmanmaw

Re: Brewing terminology/acronyms

Post by chairmanmaw » Wed Oct 22, 2008 2:11 pm

Ahdinko wrote:It took me ages to figure out what SWMBO was.
SWeating my balls off? :lol:

What does it mean then?!

stubru23

Re: Brewing terminology/acronyms

Post by stubru23 » Wed Oct 22, 2008 2:39 pm

SWMBO

Sugar
With
Malt
Brews
OUD (BRUIN ):roll: :roll: :oops:

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Re: Brewing terminology/acronyms

Post by edit1now » Wed Oct 22, 2008 4:34 pm

AA = Alpha Acids (the bittering component of hops)
ABA = American Brown Ale
AG = All-Grain
BU = Bittering Units a.k.a. IBU
CRS = Compagnies Républicaines de Sécurité (French riot police) or Carbonate Reduction Solution (a mixture of acids for reducing the alkalinity of your brewing liquor
DME = Dried Malt Extract
FG = Final Gravity
FV = Fermentation Vessel
H&G = a well-known homebrew shop
HERMS = Heat Exchanger Recirculating Mash System
IG = Isinglass (a fining agent made from fish swim-bladders)
IPA = India Pale Ale
MO = Maris Otter (a high-grade British pale malt)
MT = Mash Tun (frequently a picnic cool-box or plastic boiler)
OG = Original Gravity
PG = Present Gravity
PH or more properly pH = how acid a solution is on a scale of 1 = e.g. conc. hydrochloric acid, 14 = conc. caustic soda
RIMS = Recirculating Infusion Mash System
RO = Reverse Osmosis (a kind of water softener, also technology used in kidney dialysis - the liquid is pumped past a membrane, and salts pass across the membrane to the side with less pressure or lower concentration)
S-23 = Safale 23 (a well-loved ale yeast)
SG = Specific Gravity (the thing you measure with a hydrometer, where 1000 or 1.000 is pure water), used to measure sugar concentration e.g. OG or FG
SRM = (sorry I can't remember - anyone?)
TTL = Transistor-Transistor Logic or Timothy Taylor Landlord

(edited to be in alphabetical order :oops: )

Come on guys, help me and the good chairmanmaw :)

Ahdinko

Re: Brewing terminology/acronyms

Post by Ahdinko » Wed Oct 22, 2008 4:48 pm

SWMBO

She Who Must Be Obeyed.

chairmanmaw

Re: Brewing terminology/acronyms

Post by chairmanmaw » Wed Oct 22, 2008 7:01 pm

edit1now wrote:AA = Alpha Acids (the bittering component of hops)
ABA = American Brown Ale
AG = All-Grain
BU = Bittering Units a.k.a. IBU
CRS = Compagnies Républicaines de Sécurité (French riot police) or Carbonate Reduction Solution (a mixture of acids for reducing the alkalinity of your brewing liquor
DME = Dried Malt Extract
FG = Final Gravity
FV = Fermentation Vessel
H&G = a well-known homebrew shop
HERMS = Heat Exchanger Recirculating Mash System
IG = Isinglass (a fining agent made from fish swim-bladders)
IPA = India Pale Ale
MO = Maris Otter (a high-grade British pale malt)
MT = Mash Tun (frequently a picnic cool-box or plastic boiler)
OG = Original Gravity
PG = Present Gravity
PH or more properly pH = how acid a solution is on a scale of 1 = e.g. conc. hydrochloric acid, 14 = conc. caustic soda
RIMS = Recirculating Infusion Mash System
RO = Reverse Osmosis (a kind of water softener, also technology used in kidney dialysis - the liquid is pumped past a membrane, and salts pass across the membrane to the side with less pressure or lower concentration)
S-23 = Safale 23 (a well-loved ale yeast)
SG = Specific Gravity (the thing you measure with a hydrometer, where 1000 or 1.000 is pure water), used to measure sugar concentration e.g. OG or FG
SRM = (sorry I can't remember - anyone?)
TTL = Transistor-Transistor Logic or Timothy Taylor Landlord

(edited to be in alphabetical order :oops: )

Come on guys, help me and the good chairmanmaw :)
Now that's what I'm talking about!!

Nice one edit1now!

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Re: Brewing terminology/acronyms

Post by anomalous_result » Thu Oct 23, 2008 8:39 am

Seeing as we're here, what's a CAP (besides a barmy European policy)?

steve_flack

Re: Brewing terminology/acronyms

Post by steve_flack » Thu Oct 23, 2008 8:51 am

CAP=Classic American Pilsner. Not to be confused with BMC (Bud-Miller-Coors) beers, this one actually tastes of something. AFAIK there aren't many (any?) commercial examples.

http://www.bjcp.org/2008styles/style02.php#1c

dallse

Re: Brewing terminology/acronyms

Post by dallse » Thu Oct 23, 2008 9:39 am

Great idea... there must be tons. I just added Added, CO2, H2O, DLS, LME, if that's OK. What about SM for spray malt. Not sure if that is used as an acronym here. I'll let my peers decided.
chairmanmaw wrote:
edit1now wrote:AA = Alpha Acids (the bittering component of hops)
ABA = American Brown Ale
AG = All-Grain
BU = Bittering Units a.k.a. IBU
CO2 = Carbon Dioxide
CRS = Compagnies Républicaines de Sécurité (French riot police) or Carbonate Reduction Solution (a mixture of acids for reducing the alkalinity of your brewing liquor
DLS = Dry Liquor Salts (a carefully controlled blend of inorganic salts designed to increase calcium levels and lower pH)
DME = Dried Malt Extract
FG = Final Gravity
FV = Fermentation Vessel
H2O = Most abundant molecule on Earth's surface
H&G = a well-known homebrew shop
HERMS = Heat Exchanger Recirculating Mash System
IG = Isinglass (a fining agent made from fish swim-bladders)
IPA = India Pale Ale
LME = Liquid Malt Extract
MO = Maris Otter (a high-grade British pale malt)
MT = Mash Tun (frequently a picnic cool-box or plastic boiler)
OG = Original Gravity
PG = Present Gravity
PH or more properly pH = how acid a solution is on a scale of 1 = e.g. conc. hydrochloric acid, 14 = conc. caustic soda
RIMS = Recirculating Infusion Mash System
RO = Reverse Osmosis (a kind of water softener, also technology used in kidney dialysis - the liquid is pumped past a membrane, and salts pass across the membrane to the side with less pressure or lower concentration)
S-23 = Safale 23 (a well-loved ale yeast)
SG = Specific Gravity (the thing you measure with a hydrometer, where 1000 or 1.000 is pure water), used to measure sugar concentration e.g. OG or FG
SRM = (sorry I can't remember - anyone?)
TTL = Transistor-Transistor Logic or Timothy Taylor Landlord
Last edited by dallse on Mon Oct 27, 2008 12:13 pm, edited 2 times in total.

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Re: Brewing terminology/acronyms

Post by edit1now » Thu Oct 23, 2008 9:50 am

Jim - should we make this a sticky somewhere?

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Re: Brewing terminology/acronyms

Post by anomalous_result » Thu Oct 23, 2008 10:33 am

steve_flack wrote:CAP=Classic American Pilsner. Not to be confused with BMC (Bud-Miller-Coors) beers, this one actually tastes of something. AFAIK there aren't many (any?) commercial examples.

http://www.bjcp.org/2008styles/style02.php#1c
Ahh, cheers.

wetdog

Re: Brewing terminology/acronyms

Post by wetdog » Thu Oct 23, 2008 11:50 am

LHBS - local home brew shop
IBU - International Bitterness Unit
PET - poly-ethylene-terephallate

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Re: Brewing terminology/acronyms

Post by Jim » Fri Oct 31, 2008 6:38 pm

I've made this a sticky at Edit1now's request - it does seem like a useful thread for newbies!
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Re: Brewing terminology/acronyms

Post by edit1now » Fri Oct 31, 2008 6:56 pm

Thanks Jim!

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