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Brewing is an ambiguous term. It can mean:

  • Steeping – soaking ingredients to extract some flavour, either because it is desirable (as in tea or undesirable (as in salt from salted meats)
  • Beer making – mashing grains, boiling wort, fermenting to get beer; usually followed by quaffing
  • Fermenting – not accurate when applied to most fermented beverages (e.g. one does not "brew" cider, mead, or wine), but the term is commonly used this way nonetheless
Last modified on 16 January 2010, at 19:27