sour mash


Definition of sour mash

: grain mash for brewing or distilling whose initial acidity has been adjusted to optimum condition for yeast fermentation by mash from a previous run

Examples of sour mash in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Under him, the company became the largest producer of sour mash whiskey in the world. Howard Walker, Robb Report, 18 Jan. 2022 Rye sour mash fermenting at the James E. Pepper Distillery. Yuka Hayashi, WSJ, 21 Mar. 2021 One of Crowe’s most notable accomplishments was introducing and refining the sour mash fermentation technique, a method now commonly used in bourbon production. al, 30 Dec. 2019 Instead, from the first batch, Kilburn and co. used a completely clean, stable source of yeast without having to add in any sour mash—a process called sweet mashing. Andrew Daniels, Popular Mechanics, 24 May 2019

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First Known Use of sour mash

1877, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sour mash was in 1877

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Last Updated

27 Jan 2022

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“Sour mash.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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