Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A bitter compound used in adulterating beer.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A bitter compound used in adulterating beer; bittern.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as bittern, 2.
  • n. The acquiring by wine of a bitter flavor, due to the formation of brown aldehyde resin or other bitter substance, from age or high temperature.

Etymologies

bitter +‎ -ing? (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In beer parlance, there are two kinds of hops: one that tones down the sweetness, known as a bittering hop, and another that is added closer to he end of the brewing process, called an aroma hop, that gives beers their distinct flavor.

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  • Our final batch incorporated Columbus and Magnum in the bittering, Chinook, Cascade and Centennial in the late hop additions, and Centennial, Cascade, Amarillo, Chinook and Simcoe in the dry hop.

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  • What I originally thought would be an easy foray into the work world after taking a couple of weeks off suddenly became a bittering reality of simply just how hard it is to find a full time, paying job out there, even something to just hold me over until graduate school.

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  • Derek Brown lists the central ingredients: a bittering agent and a solvent, like alcohol, water or glycerin.

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  • They are also used for their essential oils that add flavor (bittering hops) and aroma (aroma hops) to balance the sweetness of the malt.

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  • The wine rack in Rowe's basement holds bottles from mead makers in nearly every state – from a New Jersey man who makes authentic Tej with Ethiopian gesho, a hops-like bittering agent, to a guy in Anchorage, Alaska, who flavors his meads with everything from locally picked currants to coriander, Indonesian Koryntje cinnamon and hot peppers.

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  • Many states have passed or are considering legislation requiring antifreeze manufacturers to add a bittering agent to their product in order to make it less appealing to animals.

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  • – Beginning in 2011, antifreeze sold in Virginia must contain a bittering agent to make it unpalatable to people and animals, according to a new state law aimed at preventing poisonings.

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  • Congress is considering federal legislation to require that all antifreeze sold in the United States contain a bittering agent.

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  • Yup, he's bitter - bittering Obama all the way to the bank.

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