from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A large vat or tub used for various purposes, as for dressing ores in mining, for holding the lye in bleaching (in which sense it is also called a keir), as a brewers' mashing-tub, etc.
- To put in a keeve for fermentation, etc.
- To overturn or lift up, as a cart, so as to unload it all at once.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb To set in a keeve, or tub, for fermentation.
- transitive verb Prov. Eng. To heave; to tilt, as a cart.
- noun (Brewing) A vat or tub in which the mash is made; a mash tub.
- noun (Bleaching) A bleaching vat; a kier.
- noun (Mining) A large vat used in dressing ores.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun brewing A
vator tub in which the mash is made; a mash tub.
- noun bleaching A bleaching vat; a
- noun mining A large vat used in
- verb To set in a keeve, or tub, for
- verb Provincial English To heave; to tilt, as a cart.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
Boil your copper, temper your liquor in the same to 185, and when ready, run it on your keeve a little at a time, putting in the malt and the water gradually together, mashing at the same time; when the whole of your malt is thus got in, continue the operation of mashing half an hour, cap with dry malt, and let your mash stand one hour and a half.
Boiled the first copper; drew the fire; then ran ten inches of boiling hot water into the keeve; added two inches of cold water, mixed both well together, which made up at 168; then put in the malt gradually, mashing all the time, for about half an hour; the mash being thin, did not require a longer operation.
To Keeve. _v.a. _ To put the wort in a keeve for some time to ferment.
After that I re-made them; but could only get a keeve out of the vat, and a stan out of the keeve, and a mug out of the stan, and a cilorn out of the mug, and a milan out of the cilom, and a medar out of the milan; and I leave it to Almighty
The mouth of this Still was closed by an air-tight cover, also of tin, called the Head, from which a tube of the same metal projected into a large keeve, or condenser, that was kept always filled with cool water by an incessant stream from the cascade we have described, which always ran into and overflowed it.
a pound of white salt, then poured on boiling water in sufficient quantity to saturate them well, after which they were close covered; the keeve having stood two hours, the tap was set, and ran down twelve inches.