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Princeton's WordNet

  1. brewing(noun)

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


  1. brewing(Noun)

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

  2. brewing(Noun)

    The business or occupation of a brewer.

  3. brewing(Noun)

    The quantity of a brew made in a single batch.

  4. brewing(Noun)

    The forming of a storm or the gathering of clouds.

    A storm is brewing.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Brewing

    of Brew

  2. Brewing(noun)

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

  3. Brewing(noun)

    the quantity brewed at once

  4. Brewing(noun)

    a mixing together

  5. Brewing(noun)

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


  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. Roc Brewing founder Chris Spinelli:

    Without the Brewing the American Dream program, we would definitely not be in the position we are in today.

  2. Celeste Beatty:

    Brewing beer was so deeply embedded in the African continent, coming from Africa in the way we did, through slavery, we weren't able to bring those traditions with us.

  3. Bill Nelson:

    I want the National( Transportation) Safety Board to come up with answers very quickly and make an admonition to mariners : when the storm is brewing you don't go out of port.

  4. Rhonda Briggins:

    Now that storm is brewing, I think it's only going to grow, they've turned these cliches into a reality, of' Black Girl Magic.' I think people really believe that. I think people really believe they can make a difference, and all you have to do is put yourself out there and do it.

  5. Kenneth Davids:

    The instant coffee people have been phenomenally inventive in trying to extract the aromatics in brewing and trying to put it back in the coffee.

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