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So many abbreviations!

Post by trisers » Tue Jul 03, 2007 9:33 am

Just a thought....perhaps this could be made a sticky somewhere?

There are so many abbreviations used on the forum that it might be useful for someone as inexperienced as myself (but keen to learn) to have all the meanings listed somewhere?

For example; what do these stand for?

DLS, CRS, HLT, Fv, MT, MB, OG, FG (and many others)

I do know what most of these are but if i were new to this i'd be a bit stuck!

trisers

Post by trisers » Tue Jul 03, 2007 9:47 am

DaaB wrote: I can't think of any MBs at the moment :?
That one needed a context... Micro Brewery

Also LHBS....local home-brew shop

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Post by bitter_dave » Tue Jul 03, 2007 9:49 am

IBU=International Bittering Units
EBU=European Bittering Units (same as IBUs)

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Post by bitter_dave » Tue Jul 03, 2007 10:18 am

AAUs = Alpha Acid Units

Dirty Davey

Post by Dirty Davey » Tue Jul 03, 2007 10:39 am

SRM - Standard Research Method (in reference to beer colour)

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Post by Scooby » Tue Jul 03, 2007 10:45 am

CIP - Clean In Place

Alton_Bee

Post by Alton_Bee » Tue Jul 03, 2007 12:32 pm

SWMBO - She Who Must Be Obeyed

J_P

Post by J_P » Tue Jul 03, 2007 12:42 pm

Great post!

While we're on the subject what are EBC's and degrees L when describing malt?

steve_flack

Post by steve_flack » Tue Jul 03, 2007 1:04 pm

EBC = European brewing convention
L = Lovibond

Measure malt colour.

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Post by Garth » Tue Jul 03, 2007 7:55 pm

RDWHAHB - relax, don't worry have a homebrew

PITA - pain in the arse

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Post by spearmint-wino » Tue Jul 03, 2007 8:48 pm

FFS!

For F...'s Sake!

(my favourite abreviation :lol: )

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Post by J_P » Tue Jul 03, 2007 9:18 pm

spearmint-wino wrote:FFS!

For F...'s Sake!

(my favourite abreviation :lol: )
WTF - What the f*ck?

PEBKAC - Problem exists between keyboard and chair

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Post by Belto » Tue Jul 03, 2007 9:45 pm

Daabs
I think a source of information on all abbreviations used here would be most useful but can it be kept to a standard where everone can understand and not individuals thoughts and ideas on their own particular abbreviations.
TTFN
(Jimmy Young)

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Post by SiHoltye » Tue Jul 03, 2007 9:47 pm

SNPA - Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
TTL - Timothy Taylor's Landlord
B&T - Bitter and Twisted

trisers

Post by trisers » Tue Jul 03, 2007 11:16 pm

Belto wrote:Daabs
I think a source of information on all abbreviations used here would be most useful but can it be kept to a standard where everone can understand and not individuals thoughts and ideas on their own particular abbreviations.
TTFN
(Jimmy Young)
I agree, fun as it may be to include all sorts of chat speak :D

A neat list of abbreviations of all the 'technical' terms used in brewing and homebrewing would be extremely useful to the newcomer, and therefore make it much more accessible IMHO :wink:

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