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- v. Present participle of ferment.
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- n. a process in which an agent causes an organic substance to break down into simpler substances; especially, the anaerobic breakdown of sugar into alcohol
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Over time, the flour and water mixture began fermenting from the natural yeasts in the soil.
However, I am interested in fermenting discussion on this so I will do some of your work for you in hopes others will join in.
The word fermenting aptly describes the process begun, suggesting as it does something closed up, away from air and sunlight, continually working in secret, engendering forces that fascinated, yet inspired me with fear.
Keep the beer covered in a temperate situation, till it has ceased fermenting, which is ascertained by the subsiding of the froth -- turn it off carefully into a beer keg, or bottles.
The uppermost is called the fermenting vat, or the steeper; its area is twenty feet square, and its depth three feet; the lowermost, called the beater or beating vat, is as broad as the other, but one-third longer.
The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom Considered in Their Various Uses to Man and in Their Relation to the Arts and Manufactures; Forming a Practical Treatise & Handbook of Reference for the Colonist, Manufacturer, Merchant, and Consumer, on the Cultivation, Preparation for Shipment, and Commercial Value, &c. of the Various Substances Obtained From Trees and Plants, Entering into the Husbandry of Tropical and Sub-tropical Regions, &c.
It is most always the case, however, that the crop on thin shelf beds averages less than it does on thick floor beds, and especially is this noticeable after the first flush of the crop has been gathered, no matter what kind of fermenting material had been used.
But University of California at Davis this year found that the biggest dairy emission comes from feed, such as fermenting corn silage.
Ale yeast is top fermenting, meaning it rises near the surface of the beer dur - ing fermentation, and typically prefers to ferment at temperatures around 70 F (21 C).
The video goes through the process of brewing beer, along with some physical effects to go along with the video (the platform moves, water sprays out, heat from heat lamps, and some bubbles while we're "fermenting").
"fermenting" in the water before cleaning the seeds from the fruits; in tomato, for example, this treatment is said to reduce some of the diseases which can affect the seedling during germination.
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