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transitive verb

: to add strong newly fermenting wort to (beer) to produce natural carbonation compare gyle


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plural -s
: fermenting wort

Word History


Transitive verb

German kräusen to add herbs to brewing beer, from krausen, kräusen to curl back from the edge (said of foam), curl, from Middle High German krūsen to curl, from krūs curly

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“Krausen.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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