fer·​men·​ter | \(ˌ)fər-ˈmen-tər \

Definition of fermenter 

1 : an organism that causes fermentation

2 or fermentor \(ˌ)fər-​ˈmen-​tər \ : an apparatus for carrying out fermentation

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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 That cumulative, concentrated work of farmer, fermenter, and time most likely ended up in a Brooklyn garbage truck and then shipped to a landfill far away. Mari Uyehara, Bon Appetit, "I Don’t Miss My Ex, But I Do Miss My Condiments," 8 Mar. 2018 Some employees hate going in the basement, where four fermenters, liquor and various supplies are kept. Ann Zaniewski, Detroit Free Press, "Different kind of spirits: Ghost hunters to investigate Atwater brewery — and make an ale," 1 Mar. 2018

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1918, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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fer·​men·​ter | \(ˌ)fər-ˈment-ər \

Medical Definition of fermenter 

1 : an organism that causes fermentation

2 or fermentor : an apparatus for carrying out fermentation

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