Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of brew.
  • n. The production of alcoholic beverages, such as beer, by fermentation; the process of being brewed.
  • n. The business or occupation of a brewer.
  • n. The quantity of a brew made in a single batch.
  • n. The forming of a storm or the gathering of clouds.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act or process of preparing liquors which are brewed, as beer and ale.
  • n. The quantity brewed at once.
  • n. A mixing together.
  • n. A gathering or forming of a storm or squall, indicated by thick, dark clouds.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act or process of preparing liquors from malt and hops; the process of extracting a saccharine solution from malted grain and converting that solution into a fermented alcoholic beverage called ale or beer.
  • n. The quantity brewed at once.
  • n. A mixing together.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the production of malt beverages (as beer or ale) from malt and hops by grinding and boiling them and fermenting the result with yeast

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Examples

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  • There is a new term brewing out there in Internet land that I think describes a lot of my philosophy of homeschooling.

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  • But even if you prefer the speed and selection of a pod coffeemaker over a traditional drip machine, the pod coffeemakers we recently tested varied considerably in brewing speed, temperature, cup-size consistency, and other factors.

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  • For the urban homesteader (and the backyard recycler) home brewing is quite the scavenge-and celebrate hobby.

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  • And if you're an espresso connoisseur, either lower your standards for cappuccino in caf├ęs or plan on brewing better at home, since knowledge of proper brewing is just as scarce as farmers who drink their own beans.

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  • I've got a setup for all-grain brewing at home and it takes about six hours to get a batch ready for fermentation.

    Boing Boing

  • But the price of barley, which is used to make malt, an essential ingredient in brewing, has doubled in the space of a year from 200 to 400 euros per ton on the German market.

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  • Grinding coffee beans just prior to brewing is the optimum method for producing a good cup of coffee.

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  • If brewing is an art and all art is essentially a running commentary on other art, could one think of beer itself as a form of literary criticism?

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  • Some of the enthusiasm for historical brewing comes from the misplaced assumption that what people drank in the days before quality control or geographic competition did not taste like fermented cardboard tinged with nightshade.

    Balloon Juice » 2006 » April

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