fermenter

noun

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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web On its own, the wild yeast wouldn’t cut it as a beer fermenter. Anna Funk, Discover Magazine, 5 Apr. 2019 Ignore the business park outside, walk through the doors and be immediately greeted with a view of the brewhouse, its two rows of glistening stainless steel fermenter tanks mimicking church organ pipes. oregonlive, 25 Oct. 2022 If this happens to you there are some fantastic resources available to the home lacto-fermenter. Ian Knauer, WSJ, 3 Aug. 2022 That meant dumping grains into the cooker by hand, manually pumping that mash into the fermenter, and far, far fewer computers for Downs to learn. Maggie Menderski, The Courier-Journal, 6 June 2022 Once the fermenter is filled, carbon dioxide is pumped into the tank to flush out any oxygen; creating an anaerobic environment. Joseph V Micallef, Forbes, 15 Apr. 2021 The brewhouse, along with a seven-barrel fermenter, came from Logjam, a defunct microbrewery in central Wisconsin. Marc Bona, cleveland, 28 Feb. 2022 To offset flavors associated with smoke damage, winemaker John Grochau tipped Hansen to dropping green oak chips into the fermenter. Michael Alberty | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 8 Nov. 2021 Among their other jobs, staff will monitor meat production, mix feedstock (media) for the cells, and maintain the facility and its phenomenally expensive equipment; Block estimates that a 25-gallon fermenter could cost upward of $350,000. Kate Aronoff, The New Republic, 29 Sep. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1918, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of fermenter was in 1918

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“Fermenter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fermenter. Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

Medical Definition

fermenter

noun
fer·​men·​ter (ˌ)fər-ˈment-ər How to pronounce fermenter (audio)
1
: an organism that causes fermentation
2
or fermentor : an apparatus for carrying out fermentation
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