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Abbreviations and shorthand

Postby Ancient Abbey » Wed Mar 23, 2016 10:36 am

Here are some common abbreviations we use in discussions:

pima = pilsner malt
vima = vienna malt
muma = munich malt
mema = melanoidin
AM = acid malt
C5 =CF = carafoam
C25 = CH = carahell
C50 =CR=carared
C75=CA=caraamber
C100=CM=caramunich I
C125=CM=caramunich II
C150=CM=caramunich III
M15 = munich + EBC = light munich
M20 = munich + EBC = dark munich
M25 = munich + EBC = dark(er) munich
M50 = melanoidin + EBC (sometimes called muma 50)
CS1 = carafa special 1
CS2 = carafa special 2
CS3 = carafa special 3

We don't talk about abbey (Weyermann, Castle), aromatic (Dingemans) or light munich (Best, Meussdoerfer) malt much, but it would be M40 (ish) since it is a brumalt in between dark munich and melanoidin (dark melanoidin if using Bestmalz). Same with Red X (Best), and it falls around M30. When in doubt, we use the M designation for the brühmalz, then add the EBC.

Any karamalz above CM we just list C and the EBC.

We rarely say carapils (Best, Avanguard, etc), but it would also be C5, or CP.
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Re: Abbreviations and shorthand

Postby Bryan R » Thu Mar 24, 2016 8:09 am

SPK, Goat, NAmeta= sodium metabisulfite
Hog=packaging dose of sodium metabisulfite, and possibly ascorbic acid.
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Re: Abbreviations and shorthand

Postby Ancient Abbey » Thu Mar 24, 2016 8:50 am

SMB = sodium metabisulfite
PMB = potassium metabisulfite
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Re: Abbreviations and shorthand

Postby Ancient Abbey » Thu Apr 28, 2016 9:07 am

EVG = Endvergährungsgrad = final apparent attenuation
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Re: Abbreviations and shorthand

Postby Brew4Fun » Fri May 20, 2016 8:09 pm

FFT = Final Fermentation Test?
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Re: Abbreviations and shorthand

Postby Brandon » Fri May 20, 2016 8:13 pm

Brew4Fun wrote:FFT = Final Fermentation Test?


Fast Fermentation Test. http://braukaiser.com/wiki/index.php?ti ... rment_Test
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Re: Abbreviations and shorthand

Postby Brew4Fun » Sat May 21, 2016 11:20 am

Brandon wrote:
Brew4Fun wrote:FFT = Final Fermentation Test?


Fast Fermentation Test. http://braukaiser.com/wiki/index.php?ti ... rment_Test


Very good, thank you. Something else to have in my toolbox to keep the hobby fun. Cheers!
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Re: Abbreviations and shorthand

Postby mchrispen » Sun May 22, 2016 12:19 pm

EBC = ?
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Re: Abbreviations and shorthand

Postby Brew4Fun » Sun May 22, 2016 6:41 pm

mchrispen wrote:EBC = ?


I've always seen "EBC" (basically identical to ASBC) in reference to color, as opposed to SRM or Lovibond. I've also always used the quick 2xSRM=EBC formula for the sake of simplicity, but I bet it's not totally accurate.

I believe it stands for:
EBC = European Brewery Convention

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