fer·​men·​ter | \ (ˌ)fər-ˈmen-tər How to pronounce fermenter (audio) \

Definition of fermenter

1 : an organism that causes fermentation
2 or fermentor \ (ˌ)fər-​ˈmen-​tər How to pronounce fermentor (audio) \ : an apparatus for carrying out fermentation

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When the boil and hop additions are complete, transfer to a fermenter. Andrew Daniels, Popular Mechanics, "Here’s How to Turn Old Rice Krispies, Cocoa Krispies, and Corn Flakes Into Beer," 14 June 2019 The mixture is pumped into a fermenter and held within a constant range of temperatures to prolong fermentation for a smoother, more complex spirit. Francine Maroukian, Popular Mechanics, "How They Make Rye Whiskey the Right Way," 23 Mar. 2016 Kyle then ferments much of the wort in barrels that line the center of the small brewery, as well as fermenting some in tall, stainless steel fermenters along the back wall. Kathy Flanigan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "1840 Brewing Co. doesn't brew beer and is only open once a month. So why is it a hit?," 24 May 2018 The two 90-barrel fermenters were trucked over in dramatic fashion. Kathy Flanigan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Third Space Brewing adds more equipment and expects to double its beer production," 4 June 2018 Both Umansky and Scott worked at Jonathon Sawyer's Trentina restaurant where Umansky made a name for himself as a forager and fermenter. Debbi Snook, cleveland.com, "First Taste: Chef-made pastrami, rye, turnip-caraway kraut at Larder, Ohio City (photos, video)," 24 Apr. 2018 After two years in business, the brewery is planning to package its beer and beef up production with four new fermenters and triple the space with a new lease of the adjoining space. Vickie Snow Jurkowski, Daily Southtown, "Rainbow Cone, Pistachio Abduction among brews tapped for Illinois Craft Beer Week," 8 May 2018 There's a small brewhouse and some stainless steel fermenters in the back of the room, but the real magic happens at the off-site barrel room where Garcia coaxes flavors from wood, microbes and fruit. John Verive, latimes.com, "Why craft beer lovers should be drinking in Covina and Pomona," 4 Apr. 2018 For security concerns, they are being kept off site, along with a separate brewing system and fermenters that will be used only for the gold beer. Marc Bona, cleveland.com, "Forest City Brewery aims to make pricey beer with gold," 1 Apr. 2018

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1918, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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fer·​men·​ter | \ (ˌ)fər-ˈment-ər How to pronounce fermenter (audio) \

Medical Definition of fermenter

1 : an organism that causes fermentation
2 or fermentor : an apparatus for carrying out fermentation

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