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jimzman 08-14-2010 06:42 PM

Why is called a hot liquor tank?
Just curious a to why it's called a HLT when all it is is a vessal to heat water to the specified temp. At least I think thats all it's used for.

marubozo 08-14-2010 06:50 PM

You're correct in terms of what it's used for, and I think it's just part of the brewing nomenclature where the water used in brewing is referred to as liquor. Hot liquor = hot water.

bcstuff 08-14-2010 08:11 PM

Wait, your not suppose to brew beer with liquor?
I had 5 gallons of Vodka waiting to mix with my extract kit. :D

mullenite 08-14-2010 08:40 PM

liquor - "any liquid substance, as broth from cooked meats or vegetables. "

It's for cooking food while you brew. Obviously.

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