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Chippy_Tea

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I will get it started then if members can add theirs to the thread i will copy them into the OP to save members searching.

Edit to add - we are trying to stick to regularly used abbreviations so as not to end up with hundreds in one thread.


AAU...alpha acid units...bitterness scale for hops. - (clint)

ABV - alcohol by volume (Ajhutch)

ABW alcohol by weight (Kelper)

AG - all grain (Kelper)

BIAB - Brew in a bag (Hoppyland)

CFC - counter flow chiller (Clint)

Corny...short for Cornelius keg (Clint)

CT - Campden tablets (Chippy_Tea)

DDH - Double Dry Hopped (SteveElder)

DIPA.....Double IPA (Hop a long)


DJ - Demijohn - (Chippy_Tea)

DIPA.....Double IPA

DME - dry malt extract - (Ajhutch)

DMS Dimethyl sulphide - a cabbage-like off flavour (Kelper)

DWE - dried wheat extract - aids head retention and used in wheat beer recipes. (Dad_of_John)

EKG - East Kent Goldings (hops) (Llamaman)

FG - final gravity - (Clint)

FV - Fermenting Vessel. - (Chippy_Tea)

FWH - first wort hops (cushyno)

GF - Grainfather - (Drunkula)

GH - Greg Hughes - The Bible - Home brew Beer by GH (Clint)

GP - Gravity points (Portreath)

Grain bill - or more common a malt bill is all of the grains and adjuncts used is a recipe to brew a beer (this does not include hop additions).

GS - golden syrup - partially inverted sugar. poor mans candi sugar. (Dad_of_John)

GW - Graham Wheeler RIP (jjsh)

HBF - Home Brew Forum (Portreath)

H&B - Holland and Barrett - a health food store that sells LME plus a few other homebrew ingredients. Look out for MyQul buying his fair trade organic quinoa granola. (Llamaman)

HBS - home brew shop (cushyno)

HERMS - Heat Exchange Recirulating Mash system (Hoppyland)

HLT - hot liquor tank - (Drunkula)

IBU - International bittering unit (Ajhutch)

IPA - Indian pale ale. (DadofJohn)

Lauter - to lift the grain from the wort (Kelper)

LHBS - local home brew shop (cushyno)

LME - liquid malt extract (Ajhutch)

Malt - grain that has been soaked, germinated and dried (Kelper)

Malt bill - all of the grains and adjuncts used is a recipe to brew a beer (this does not include hop additions).

MYO - "Make Your Own" beer, wine an cider kits. (Benjamin Tolmer)

Malt pipe - the inner container for grain in an all-in-one brewer (Kelper)

Mash - to soak malted grain in hot water, releasing fermentable sugars (Kelper)

MYO - "Make Your Own" beer, wine and cider kits (sold by the Range stores at the time of posting)

MK - minikeg - (Drunkula)

MO - Maris Otter, a two row barley the malted version of which is popular with home-brewers. (Horners)

NEIPA - New England IPA (SteveElder)

OG - original gravity - (Clint)

OP - Original Post. (Chippy_Tea)

PB - pressure barrel (Ajhutch)

RIMS - Recirculating Infusion Mash system (Hoppyland)

RO reverse osmosis (water purification) (Kelper)

SG specific gravity (Kelper)

SJW - Supermarket Juice Wine (replaces WOW).

SMaSh - Single Malt and Single Hop (Hop a Long)

Sparge - to rinse the grain with hot water after lautering (Kelper)

SWMBO = She who must be obeyed - (Chippy_Tea)

TC- turbo cider cider
 
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MK - minikeg
HLT - hot liquor tank
GF - grainfather / girlfriend (interchangeable for some)
 
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I have removed a couple of posts, can we stick to abbreviations that are used often and not made up joke ones, thanks.
 

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PB pressure barrel
ABV alcohol by volume
DME / LME dry/liquid malt extract
IBU International bittering unit
 

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HBS - home brew shop
LHBS - local home brew shop
FWH - first wort hops
 

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MO: Maris Otter, a two row barley the malted version of which is popular with homebrewers.
 

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AA - alpha acid, that component of hops that contribute bitterness to a brew. Normally expressed as a percentage.
 

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Getting all inclusive for a moment, SWMBO should probably be defined as "someone".
 

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NEIPA - New England IPA
DDH - Double Dry Hopped
 
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