Terms & Lingo

Fusel Alcohol

A family of high molecular weight alcohols, which result from excessively high fermentation temperatures. Fusel alcohols can impart harsh or solvent-like characteristics commonly described as lacquer or paint thinner. It can contribute to hangovers.

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Racking

Liquor

Lauter Tun

Brewing

Bitterness Units (BU)

Yeast Pitching

Fermentation Lock