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Old 04-13-2009, 10:40 PM   #1
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Default Why is it called Hot Liquor Tun?

Why is the HLT called a Hot Liquor Tun if it's only used to heat the water for mashing/sparging?

Besides the mash water and sparge water are there any other liquids that you would run through the HLT?

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HLT=Hot Liquor TANK.

In commercial brewing parlance, liquor=water.

So you have the Hot Liquor Tank, basically a hot water heater. In some breweries you also have the Cold Liquor Tank to help in chilling the wort.

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Thanks. I was mostly interested in the Liquor part of the name.

I guess Hot Water Heater just doesn't sound quite as sophisticated.

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If you said water instead of liquor,
If you said water heater instead of hot liquor tank,
If you said rinse instead of sparge,
If you said hot soak instead of mash,
If you said all of the grain instead of grist,
If you said big pot instead of tun,
If you said dump the grain into the big pot instead of dough in,
If you said clearing instead of fining,
If you said recirculate instead of vorlauf,
If you said bottom crud instead of trub,
If you said top crud instead of krausen...

Then any old schmuck could figure out how to make his own beer!

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Nice Yuri...

You're absolutely right, we must defend our acronyms and terminology otherwise anyone could come in here and pretend to be the experts that we think we are!

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LOL Yuri... The brewing culture does indeed rely on its own vocabulary to keep it interesting!

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You forgot that sparging is just rinsing!

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If you said water instead of liquor,
If you said hot water heater instead of hot liquor tank,
If you said rinse instead of sparge,
If you said hot soak instead of mash,
If you said all of the grain instead of grist,
If you said big pot instead of tun,
If you said dump the grain into the big pot instead of dough in,
If you said clearing instead of fining,
If you said recirculate instead of vorlauf,
If you said bottom crud instead of trub,
If you said top crud instead of krausen...

Then any old schmuck could figure out how to make his own beer!

finally it all makes sense!
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If you said water instead of liquor,
If you said hot water heater instead of hot liquor tank,
If you said rinse instead of sparge,

Then any old schmuck could figure out how to make his own beer!
No, he got it

And technically, it's a water heater. You don't need to heat hot water.
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No, he got it

And technically, it's a water heater. You don't need to heat hot water.
oops! I need to read more betterer.
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