"wort" or "wert"

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GuldTuborg

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Link to a rant I had last year: https://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=453708

Some more are: their, there, they're.... Then, than..... Were, we're

Some are just typo's and others are just used improperly.
Haha. I love the irony. Misuse of apostrophes doesn't seem to bug you, it seems.

Anyway, I've always heard the word pronounced as rhyming with "curt," so I follow suit.
 

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There's a simple explanation for the term "wort". Wort is just the Latin term for "plant", pronounced as if it were spelled "wert". We botanists learn this early in our careers, it's just old hat. My wife (and all of my previous girlfriends) always loved it when I spoke Latin!

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Somewhere, I saw that was pronounced
"vert." (I think it was from one of
Charlie P's books.)

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I call it "the batter" since it amounts to the fixins that jest ain't been made into beer yet. And to me, it becomes beer once the kraeusen falls, signaling that fermentation is largely complete or is at least past the halfway mark.

Or call it latent beer, but that has some overtones.
 
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