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Old 12-28-2010, 04:48 PM   #1
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Been interested in brewing for a while now.
I've been pouring over this site for weeks!
(First delivery, a basic partial extract kit, in the mail.)
All of the acronyms used here are getting my brain aching.
Can anyone point me to a glossary, or offer one?

I'm already researching an electric set-up, thus, the exposure to the alphabet.

Oh..I post in DIY, because, I'm a tinkerer, already planning an electric set-up.


Thanks for the help!
Great forum!

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Old 12-28-2010, 05:00 PM   #2
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All of the acronyms used here are getting my brain aching.
LOL.. I hear ya man.. I've been thinking about starting such a glossary myself...

BK = Boil Kettle
MT = Mash Tun
MLT = Mash/Lauter Tun
HLT = Hot Liquor tank
IC = Immersion Chiller
CFC = Counterflow chiller
DGB = the book "Designing Great Beer"
HTB = The book, "How To Brew"
RDWHAHB = Relax, don't worry, have a home brew
SWMBO = ???? Seems to be wife/girlfriend or something like that (edit: She Who Must Be Obeyed)
IPA = India Pale Ale
APA = ?? American Pale Ale (I think)
BMC (or BmC) = Bud/miller/coors
WP = Whirlpool
HBT = Home Brew Talk (this forum)
QD = Quick Disconnect
LHBS = Local Home Brew Shop
DME = Dry Malt Extract
LME = Liquid Malt Extract
RIMS = ???
HERMS = ???

Good luck, that's about as far as I can take you.. Been scratching my head on this stuff for a while now myself
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Old 12-28-2010, 05:02 PM   #3
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SWMBO = She who must be obeyed.

 
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Old 12-28-2010, 05:04 PM   #4
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SWMBO = She who must be obeyed.
Excellent! I finally know!
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Old 12-28-2010, 05:14 PM   #5
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LHBS= Local Home Brew Shop
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Old 12-28-2010, 05:17 PM   #6
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LHBS= Local Home Brew Shop
Maybe I'll just keep adding them up top, and we can sticky it...
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Old 12-28-2010, 05:25 PM   #7
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DME = Dry Malt Extract
LME = Liquid Malt Extract

 
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Old 12-28-2010, 05:56 PM   #8
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RIMS = ?? (recirc in mash system maybe?)
HERMS = ???

I kinda know what they do, but not the actual word for word translation...
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Old 12-28-2010, 06:00 PM   #9
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swmbo used to be a right of passage around here and it's always a kick in the nuts when others spill the beans to the new guys.

RDWHAHB is probably the most famous acronym in homebrewing created by Charlie Papazian meaning Relax, Don't Worry, Have A Home Brew

They should all be on our wiki page, http://www.homebrewtalk.com/wiki/ind..._Brew_Acronyms
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Old 12-28-2010, 06:04 PM   #10
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swmbo used to be a right of passage around here and it's always a kick in the nuts when others spill the beans to the new guys.
I know, what is with all these EACs giving it up like that?!?!?
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