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Princeton's WordNet

  1. brewingnoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. brewingnoun

    The production of alcoholic beverages, such as beer, by fermentation; the process of being brewed.

  2. brewingnoun

    The business or occupation of a brewer.

  3. brewingnoun

    The quantity of a brew made in a single batch.

  4. brewingnoun

    The forming of a storm or the gathering of clouds.

    A storm is brewing.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Brewingnoun

    Quantity of liquour brewed.

    Etymology: from brew.

    A brewing of new beer, set by old beer, maketh it work again. Francis Bacon, Natural History, №. 314.

Wikipedia

  1. Brewing

    Brewing is the production of beer by steeping a starch source (commonly cereal grains, the most popular of which is barley) in water and fermenting the resulting sweet liquid with yeast. It may be done in a brewery by a commercial brewer, at home by a homebrewer, or communally. Brewing has taken place since around the 6th millennium BC, and archaeological evidence suggests that emerging civilizations, including ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, brewed beer. Since the nineteenth century the brewing industry has been part of most western economies. The basic ingredients of beer are water and a fermentable starch source such as malted barley. Most beer is fermented with a brewer's yeast and flavoured with hops. Less widely used starch sources include millet, sorghum and cassava. Secondary sources (adjuncts), such as maize (corn), rice, or sugar, may also be used, sometimes to reduce cost, or to add a feature, such as adding wheat to aid in retaining the foamy head of the beer. The most common starch source is ground cereal or "grist" - the proportion of the starch or cereal ingredients in a beer recipe may be called grist, grain bill, or simply mash ingredients.Steps in the brewing process include malting, milling, mashing, lautering, boiling, fermenting, conditioning, filtering, and packaging. There are three main fermentation methods: warm, cool and spontaneous. Fermentation may take place in an open or closed fermenting vessel; a secondary fermentation may also occur in the cask or bottle. There are several additional brewing methods, such as Burtonisation, double dropping, and Yorkshire Square, as well as post-fermentation treatment such as filtering, and barrel-ageing.

ChatGPT

  1. brewing

    Brewing is the process of producing beer, coffee, tea, or other similar beverages through steeping, boiling, and fermentation of certain ingredients. This process involves the extraction of flavors, colors, and other elements from raw materials, typically grains or plants. In the case of beer, this would involve stages such as malting, mashing, boiling, fermenting, conditioning, filtering, and packaging. For coffee or tea, it usually refers to the preparation method where water is boiled and poured over the grounds or leaves, and then allowed to steep.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Brewing

    of Brew

  2. Brewingnoun

    the act or process of preparing liquors which are brewed, as beer and ale

  3. Brewingnoun

    the quantity brewed at once

  4. Brewingnoun

    a mixing together

  5. Brewingnoun

    a gathering or forming of a storm or squall, indicated by thick, dark clouds

Wikidata

  1. Brewing

    Brewing is the production of beer through steeping a starch source in water and then fermenting with yeast. It is done in a brewery by a brewer, and the brewing industry is part of most western economies. Brewing has taken place since around the 6th millennium BC, and archaeological evidence suggests that this technique was used in most emerging civilisations including ancient Egypt. The basic ingredients of beer are water; a starch source, such as malted barley, which is able to be fermented; a brewer's yeast to produce the fermentation; and a flavouring, such as hops. A secondary starch source may be used, such as maize, rice or sugar. Less widely used starch sources include millet, sorghum and cassava root in Africa, potato in Brazil, and agave in Mexico, among others. The amount of each starch source in a beer recipe is collectively called the grain bill. There are several steps in the brewing process, which include malting, milling, mashing, lautering, boiling, fermenting, conditioning, filtering, and packaging. There are three main fermentation methods, warm, cool and wild or spontaneous. Fermentation may take place in open or closed vessels. There may be a secondary fermentation that can take place in the brewery, in the cask, or in the bottle.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. brewing

    The appearance of a collection of black and tempestuous clouds, rising gradually from a particular part of the hemisphere, as the forerunner of a storm.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of brewing in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of brewing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of brewing in a Sentence

  1. Jim Kotch:

    All of the profits from the Brewing the American Dream collaboration pack go in to … fund more loans for more small business all across the U.S., what’s really important is the pride and all the energy and hard work that small business have to put in to what they are doing just to be able to survive and hopefully prosper.

  2. Paul Davies:

    The UK's brewing industry is facing a crisis far graver than that which we faced during the Covid lockdowns of the past few years.

  3. Adam Robbings:

    Hop Tropic was the only beer that we were brewing for draft sales in the first two months of this pandemic, everything else was in [ cans and bottles ] because that was only the route to market for most craft breweries.

  4. Tony Redsell:

    The growth of craft brewing in the United States has boosted demand for English varieties, it's a good time to be hop farmer.

  5. Stan Humphries:

    Coffee houses emerged early on as a big predictor of future home value. Within a quarter mile, close enough to smell the coffee brewing, that ring appreciates faster than rings further out.

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