Ss Brewing Technologies Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > HBT dictionary...or commonly misspelled brew terms
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-31-2007, 02:55 AM   #1
Yuri_Rage
Gritty.
HBT_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Yuri_Rage's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Southwest
Posts: 13,916
Liked 607 Times on 376 Posts
Likes Given: 54

Default HBT dictionary...or commonly misspelled brew terms

DISCLAIMER: This thread is intended to be used as a reference. It is educational in nature to help facilitate good communication between forum members. It is in no way an attempt to make fun of any one individual or suggest that proper spelling and grammar are paramount to forum discussion.

I've started a list of brew terms (and other words, for that matter) that constantly get butchered here. Post further suggestions below, and I'll edit them into this post.

Spelling:

aerate / aeration (not aeriate / aeriation)

a lot (not alot)

barley (not barly or barely)

beer gas (a mix of roughly 75% nitrogen and 25% carbon dioxide, not pure nitrogen)

bottle / bottling / bottled (not bottel / botteling / botteled, not bottleing)

carbonate / carbonation (not carbinate / carbination, not carbomate / carbomation, not carbonization)

commercial (with two m's, not commerical)

definite / definitely (not definate / definately)

fermenter (not fermentor)

hydrometer (hygrometers are used in cigar humidors, not brewing)

India Pale Ale (not Indian Pale Ale)

krausen and kraeusen are both correct (not krauesen, more accurate than "foamy stuff in the fermenter")

kegerator (not technically a word, but that's the accepted spelling)

label (not lable)

nitrogen, abbr. N2 (not nitrigen, not nitrous, not NOS, not nitrous oxide, not NO2, not N2O...at least for brewing)

oxygen, abbr. O2 (not oxigen)

pH (capitalized just as you see here)

probably (not prolly...I know, sometimes that's on purpose...I still hate it)

protein (not protine or protien)

recipe (not recipie)

recommend / recommendation (one c, two m's)

ridiculous (not rediculous)

Saccharomyces cerevisiae (note the capitalization and italics along with the spelling)

sanitation (not sanatation, and not sterilization unless you're in a clean lab environment)

sanitize (not sanatize, and not sterilize unless you're in a very clean lab environment)

Sanke (not Sankey)

silicone (is the sealant and tubing material; silicon is used in microchips)

siphon and syphon are both correct (no e's or f's)

spigot (not spicket)

sulfur and sulphur are both correct (no e's or o's)

trub (pronounced troob, not spelled that way)

Willamette (not Williamette; pronounced wil-LAM-mit, dammit!)

wort (pronounced wert, but not spelled that way)

yeast strain (not yeast strand)

zinc, abbr. Zn (not zink)

A bit of grammar:

are: a verb, as in: "We are homebrewers."
our: plural possessive, as in: "We love our beer."

chute: a channel, as in: "The laundry chute might lead to another dimension."
shoot: a small, immature plant, as in: "My hop shoots are beginning to grow like crazy!"

desert: a hot, dry place
dessert: what you're always tempted to order after a good dinner

its: possessive form of it, indicates ownership
it's: short for "it is"

lose: opposite of win
loose: opposite of tight

their: possessive form of them, indicates ownership
there: a place, anywhere but here
they're: short for "they are"

to: function word used to denote movement, purpose, or possession
too: same as also
two: the number between one and three

whole: not broken, intact
hole: an opening

your: possessive form of you, indicates ownership
you're: short for "you are"
yore: long ago

Miscellaneous tips:

Thread titles are impossible to edit unless you're a moderator. Always read them a few times before pushing the submit button.

If there's a mistake in your signature, you look dumb every time you post something.

txt spk is rly tuf 2 read - plz avoid it

Choosing a poor font style, size, and color can make things unreadable much in the same way lack of punctuation and capitalization can make this somewhat simple idea difficult to comprehend, ya dig?!
__________________
Homebrewed Blog..........YouTube Channel .......... Shirts, posters, etc

Last edited by Yuri_Rage; 04-09-2008 at 05:36 PM.
Yuri_Rage is offline
5
People Like This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-31-2007, 03:00 AM   #2
Beerrific
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Beerrific's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Georgia
Posts: 5,600
Liked 45 Times on 37 Posts
Likes Given: 9

Default

I just quoted you to make sure all those word were added to my spell check dictionary

__________________
Beerrific is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-31-2007, 03:07 AM   #3
JustDave
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
JustDave's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Mass.
Posts: 1,107
Liked 12 Times on 12 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Not specific to brewing, but I see the word "commercial" spelled incorrectly ("commerical") a lot on here.

__________________
JustDave is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-31-2007, 03:09 AM   #4
Yuri_Rage
Gritty.
HBT_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Yuri_Rage's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Southwest
Posts: 13,916
Liked 607 Times on 376 Posts
Likes Given: 54

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DaveyBoy
Not specific to brewing, but I see the word "commercial" spelled incorrectly ("commerical") a lot on here.
Added. As long as there's interest, I'll babysit the thread and add new words to the original post.
__________________
Homebrewed Blog..........YouTube Channel .......... Shirts, posters, etc
Yuri_Rage is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-31-2007, 03:10 AM   #5
rdwj
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
rdwj's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Plainfield, IL
Posts: 4,594
Liked 19 Times on 14 Posts

Default

I see the to, too and two thing quite a bit. ...and the their there and they're thing too. Too bad you can't add those because they're use sensitive.

__________________
On Tap: Whatever I just brewed (got sick of updating it)
rdwj is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-31-2007, 03:10 AM   #6
olllllo
[]-O-[]
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
olllllo's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Posts: 13,514
Liked 125 Times on 106 Posts
Likes Given: 13

Default

It's N2, not NO2 and that's just one of the gasses in beer gas.

__________________
Rabbit And Coyote Schwag
Rob - Phoenix Ambassador to Milwaukee
Where did your avatar go?
Ginger Beer for Moscow Mules Bacon Vodka
Twitter
olllllo is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-31-2007, 03:29 AM   #7
FlyGuy
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
FlyGuy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Posts: 3,618
Liked 129 Times on 41 Posts
Likes Given: 7

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by olllllo
It's N2, not NO2 and that's just one of the gasses in beer gas.
I think N2O would be a lot of fun in beer!
__________________
Cheap 10 gal cooler MLT$3 AutosiphonAluminum Pot FAQEasy Steam Injection Mash SystemMake a Frozen Yeast Bank
Improving Stovetop Boiling Improving AG Efficiency
FlyGuy is offline
Sparticusbrewer22 Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-31-2007, 03:41 AM   #8
Adolphus79
EAC in training
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Maine
Posts: 530
Default

how about 'Krausen, not foam'...

__________________

Cheers,
Mike

"Give me yesterday's bread, this day's flesh, and last year's cyder." - Benjamin Franklin

Adolphus79 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-31-2007, 04:23 AM   #9
Ryanh1801
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Ryanh1801's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Addison,TX
Posts: 2,717
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts

Default

I bet you hate my post, I suck at spelling.

__________________
Ryanh1801 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-31-2007, 04:49 AM   #10
Fingers
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Fingers's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba
Posts: 4,212
Liked 24 Times on 22 Posts

Default

its - possessive pronoun. That which belongs to it.

it's - contraction. Short for it is.

__________________
If you can't fix it with a hammer, you've got an electrical problem.
Fingers is offline
robing123456 Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How To Brew Beer In A Coffee Maker, Using Only Materials Commonly Found On A Modestly Albi General Beer Discussion 2 09-04-2009 04:47 PM
Dictionary LayMeister HomeBrewTalk Announcements & Feedback 6 08-13-2008 03:45 AM