Brewing terminology/acronyms

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Re: Brewing terminology/acronyms

Post by critch » Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:24 pm


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Re: Brewing terminology/acronyms

Post by simmyb » Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:45 pm

Sparge?? :?


Re: Brewing terminology/acronyms

Post by darkonnis » Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:03 pm

Sparging - An All-grain term for getting the most out of your grain, often done to either create a seperate wort (pre-fermented beer) or to increase efficiency (get the most out of your grain) Done in 3 ways:
British - Empty all the liquid out of the mash tun (device which you soak grain in to absorb the flavours etc into water), then fill up again and leave to soak up some more flavours etc and is used to make 2 worts, or mixed to give a larger single wort.
Batch - Either empty some wort out of the mash tun and put it back in, removing cloudiness from malt dust, or add more "fresh" water to the mash tun, or a combination of the 2.
Continuous - cycle the wort back into the mash tun, and drain it out (1 for the bucket, 1 for the tun in effect) until you have 1" of water sitting above the grain in the mash tun, while you continuously add water until you get a hydrometer reading of about 1.008. Most work, offers highest yield potential. You stop when you hit the 1.008 limit or have collected enough wort, whichever happens first.
see: which is essentially "the" source or atleast one of "the" sources to refer to when brewing, atleast until you're experienced enough to disagree (give me a few years, ill get there, maybe.)


Re: Brewing terminology/acronyms

Post by Shaun21 » Fri May 04, 2012 1:07 pm

What's BIAB?


Re: Brewing terminology/acronyms

Post by jaberry » Fri May 04, 2012 6:59 pm

Shaun21 wrote:What's BIAB?
Brew In A Bag. Simples :mrgreen:


Re: Brewing terminology/acronyms

Post by oktaneza » Wed Jul 31, 2013 7:28 pm

WAF = Wife Acceptance Factor. This number will determine how hard you will need to work to get the other half to accept onto the premises the new piece of brew kit you really really need to continue brewing fabulous beer. Note Items smaller than £30 and items than can be smuggled into the house unseen are exempt


Re: Brewing terminology/acronyms

Post by YeastWhisperer » Fri Aug 23, 2013 12:46 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.
Yuengling Traditional Lager is a good example of the pre-prohibition lager style. It's a great beer at a very good price.

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