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From: ix!roman@uunet.UU.NET (Daniel Roman)
Subject: Re: Extract Brewing
Date: 1992-04-10 13:36:29 GMT

Definition: (from American Heritage)

Brew (brewed, brewing, brewer)- 1. To make (ale or beer) from malt and
hops by infusion, boiling, and fermentation. 2. To make (a beverage) by
boiling, steeping, *or* mixing various ingredients.

Beer- A fermented alcoholic beverage brewed from malt and flavored with

(asterisks are my additions for emphasis)

>From the above definitions I contend that extract brewers can refer to
themselves as brewers and so can somebody who puts a tea bag into a cup
of hot water. The AHA refers to extract brewers as "brewers", that's
more important to me than a dictionary definition. According to the
dictionary, if you take the alcohol out of beer, it's no longer beer!
If you extract brew and want to be dictionary legit, just add some hop
pellets and then you pass the "infusion" or "steep" requirement. After
all, you WILL be extracting flavor from the hops and that'll satisfy the
dictionary (if you care).

Just wanted to point out that the dictionary is too narrow minded (?).
I extract brew and all-grain brew. Extract brewing is commonly refered
to as "extract brewing" even by Jack on this thread. If you are brewing
you are a brewer. Even the dictionary lumps these terms brewing and
brewer together in the same definition.

Relax, don't worry, have a homebrew and proudly call yourself a brewer,
*I* consider you one.
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