GLOSSARY OF TERMS - Got an addition?

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GLOSSARY OF TERMS - Got an addition?

Postby Heffers » Sun Jun 12, 2011 11:12 am

This thread is for all of those just starting out that aren't too familiar with all the different terms and names used in the distilling world. For a long time I had no idea what a dephlegmator did or where a liebig fitted into the scheme of things.

Anyone can post new definitions in here as they become relevant.

If you do not agree with a definition that somebody has posted or have something to add to it, PM them and allow them to research and edit. This serves two purposes, it allows them to seek the knowledge which is of great benefit and no fights will start about peoples posts being edited by others.

Cheers, Heffers
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Re: GLOSSARY OF TERMS

Postby MacStill » Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:34 pm

add entries here, mods will move to the locked thread
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Re: GLOSSARY OF TERMS

Postby Sam. » Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:21 pm

MacStill wrote:add entries here, mods will move to the locked thread


:text-+1: This thread had now been cleaned up, to see the current glossary of term click here :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: GLOSSARY OF TERMS - Got an addition?

Postby dogbreath vodka » Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:48 am

RIMS
Herms
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Re: GLOSSARY OF TERMS - Got an addition?

Postby pulsetech » Fri Jun 27, 2014 10:25 am

Recirculating Infusion Mash System
Heat Exchanged Recirculating Mash System
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Re: GLOSSARY OF TERMS - Got an addition?

Postby Kimbo » Fri Jun 27, 2014 11:00 am

dogbreath vodka wrote:RIMS
Herms

pulsetech wrote:Recirculating Infusion Mash System
Heat Exchanged Recirculating Mash System

Done :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: GLOSSARY OF TERMS - Got an addition?

Postby Urrazeb » Fri Jun 27, 2014 1:34 pm

FSD - The Five star Distilling Company. Supplier of fine distilling equipment and associated products from the hobby level to commercial operations.

FSW - Fine Scotch whisky recipe that can be found in the Tried and Proven section
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Re: GLOSSARY OF TERMS - Got an addition?

Postby Sam. » Sat Jun 28, 2014 8:42 pm

Urrazeb wrote:FSD - The Five star Distilling Company. Supplier of fine distilling equipment and associated products from the hobby level to commercial operations.

FSW - Fine Scotch whisky recipe that can be found in the Tried and Proven section



Updated :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: GLOSSARY OF TERMS - Got an addition?

Postby CaptainRedBeard » Thu Sep 11, 2014 9:57 am

The term and purpose of Sight Glasses on Reflux Columns...
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Re: GLOSSARY OF TERMS - Got an addition?

Postby Zak Griffin » Thu Sep 11, 2014 10:03 am

Not a bad idea, Redbeard.

On a normal reflux column, there's not much point except that it might look cool. On a bubbler, the SG's let you see what is happening on each plate, which will let you see if the still is running as it should :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: GLOSSARY OF TERMS - Got an addition?

Postby CaptainRedBeard » Thu Sep 11, 2014 12:52 pm

Thumper isn't in there either.
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Re: GLOSSARY OF TERMS - Got an addition?

Postby Zak Griffin » Thu Sep 11, 2014 1:23 pm

It's not just up to us mods to fill the glossary in, fellas... If you see a term or whatever that isn't in there, let us know here WITH the definition, and we'll edit it into the original glossary :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: GLOSSARY OF TERMS - Got an addition?

Postby CaptainRedBeard » Thu Sep 11, 2014 5:35 pm

Zak Griffin wrote:It's not just up to us mods to fill the glossary in, fellas... If you see a term or whatever that isn't in there, let us know here WITH the definition, and we'll edit it into the original glossary :handgestures-thumbupleft:

Sorry Zak, I understand the purpose of a thumper, however I don't think I could accurately define it. Still a n00b :teasing-tease:
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Re: GLOSSARY OF TERMS - Got an addition?

Postby Zak Griffin » Thu Sep 11, 2014 5:36 pm

Having never run one myself, neither am i :laughing-rolling:

All good mate, it wasn't just a dig at you ;-)
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Re: GLOSSARY OF TERMS - Got an addition?

Postby Redux » Sun Nov 16, 2014 11:21 am

white dog...

ive got no idea what it is.

i guess un oaked "brown" spirit?
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Re: GLOSSARY OF TERMS - Got an addition?

Postby Muppet » Sun Nov 16, 2014 1:48 pm

Yep flavored spirit that is unoaked
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Re: GLOSSARY OF TERMS - Got an addition?

Postby Atreu » Sun Mar 22, 2015 9:37 pm

INVERTED SUGAR:


Inverted or invert sugar is a mixture of glucose and fructose; it is obtained by splitting sucrose into these two components. We do this by mixing our sugar with citric acid (either bought as such, or from lemons)
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Re: GLOSSARY OF TERMS - Got an addition?

Postby Sam. » Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:56 am

Updated :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: GLOSSARY OF TERMS - Got an addition?

Postby Atreu » Thu Apr 02, 2015 4:49 pm

PC

Is a Packed Column, and can be packed with various types of media, to assist with reflux.

(I think this is a pretty accurate description, but I might have missed something?)

Or is it a product condenser?

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Re: GLOSSARY OF TERMS - Got an addition?

Postby Zak Griffin » Thu Apr 02, 2015 5:00 pm

PC is generally Product Condenser :handgestures-thumbupleft:

We usually say Packed Section instead of Packed Column :think:
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