One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(in brewing) a vat in which malt is mashed.
- ‘The barn-to-brewhouse project has involved the installation of a mash tun, wort boiler, heat exchanger, two fermenting vessels, three conditioning tanks, one hot water tank, two recovery tanks - and a great deal of graft!’
- ‘At the brewery, beer heads will be engrossed in details of new hopbacks and mash tuns weighing several tonnes each which were lowered in to the building by crane through a temporary hole in the roof.’
- ‘I am led passed mills, mash tuns, washbacks and stills, each stage characterised by the pungent aromas of malt, fermentation and alcoholic vapours.’
- ‘Whipping our group past mash tuns and alembic condensers, the guide points us towards the main event, the tasting room.’
- ‘The larger-scale equipment, with its copper-domed boiling copper, wooden-clad mash tun and fermenting vessels, will be very much on view and visitors will be encouraged to come and talk about the brewing process and beer in general.’
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