Definition of top fermentation in English:

top fermentation

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noun

[mass noun]
  • The process by which ale-type beers are fermented, proceeding for a relatively short period at high temperature with the yeast rising to the top.
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    • Because of the warmer temperatures in Australia, de Bavay had to adapt Pasteur's methods to top fermentation.
    • Cold soaking the fruit for 36 hours along with a 14 day, open top fermentation expanded the extraction.
    • The problems of top fermentation brewing encouraged de Bavay to explore the possibilities of lager-brewing.

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