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HMRC internal manual

Beer Guidance

Glossary F - M

Fermentation The action of yeast on worts to produce beer
Finings Material added to beer for classification
Firkin Cask of 9 gallon capacity
Failed delivery Beer returned to registered premises as not required by customer or previously mis-delivered
Gravity The ratio of the weight of a volume of any liquid to the weight of an equal volume of distilled water
Grist Crushed malt from milling
Gyle number The unique number allocated by the brewer to a given brew
Hectolitre One hundred litres
Helpline Deals with all general telephone enquiries both from businesses and the public
Hogshead Cask of 54 gallon capacity
Hopback Vessel in which worts are run from the copper for removal of spent hops
HMDP The Excise Goods (Holding, Movement and Duty Point) Regulations 2010
Kilderkin Cask of 18 gallon capacity
Large pack Containers in excess of 10 litres (casks and kegs)
Liquor Brewing trade term for water
Mash A mixture of brewing materials (malt grist etc.) with hot liquor
Mash tun Vessel were mashing occurs
Member state The current members of the European Union are:
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom