Brewers Cannot Spell – Fermentor or Fermenter?Saturday, February 26th, 2011
How do you spell fermenter, fermentor? According to my text editor both are spelled wrong! It is the big tub we put the wort in, add the yeast to, and watch bubble. It can also be called a fermentation vessel, carboy, or simply the primary.
According to google, fermentor gives 266,000 results, fermenter gives 725,000 results. Hmmm….
In product search, fermentor gives 689 results, fermenter gives 45,300 results. According to the market, the correct spelling must be with an ‘e’, fermenter.
It turns out yeast are also a fermenter, because of the ‘er’, in other words they do the fermentation.
This is giving me a headache. I’m ready for a beer. Here’s how my latest pale ale turned out:
Ahh that’s nice.