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

Examples of fermenter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The stuff is absolutely magical and makes cleaning up crud in a brew kettle or cleaning a fermenter between uses an absolute breeze. Parker Hall, Wired, "Everything You Need To Make Beer, Wine, Cider, and Mead," 11 July 2020 However, our batch of pilsner was bubbling away in the fermenter, and the temperature of the beer was rising. Kevin Ambrose, Washington Post, "The June 2012 Mid-Atlantic derecho gave birth to a new beer, and it’s still brewed today," 29 June 2020 That’s led to suggestions that breweries and distilleries, factories with very large fermenters already in place, could be transformed into vaccine factories. Ian Austen, New York Times, "For Canada, Finding a Vaccine Will Only Be Part of the Equation," 8 May 2020 The pharmaceutical companies AbCellera, in partnership with Eli Lilly, and AstraZeneca, will grow the antibodies in giant steel tanks that resemble beer fermenters, called bioreactors. Sara Cook, CBS News, "Pentagon agency DARPA working on cloning antibodies to fight COVID-19," 28 Apr. 2020 Since March 20, Explorium's owner Mike Doble has brewed a couple beers on his own and cared for the ones Ciske and co-worker Adam Anders left in the fermenter, Ciske said. jsonline.com, "These are just a few of the Wisconsin people who've lost their jobs or put their dreams on hold because of coronavirus," 17 Apr. 2020 The brew was aged in 4 Roses bourbon barrels, then put in the fermenter, where Stone Creek's 3 Volcanoes dark Guatemala coffee beans are steeped into the liquid. Kathy Flanigan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "7 beers that taste much better than green beer to help celebrate St. Patrick's Day," 5 Mar. 2020 The wort is drained out the side of the tank and moves to a third tank called the fermenter. oregonlive, "How do you make beer? Watch #FakeBrews IPA brew-day video, then come taste it," 20 Feb. 2020 Recently found in the fermenter was Stone Fruit IPA, a hoppy ale brewed with apricots, peaches and cherries. Andre Meunier, oregonlive, "A pioneer in gluten-free beers, Ground Breaker draws customers -- and awards: Portland Breweries Series," 4 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of fermenter

1918, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Fermenter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fermenter. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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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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