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F & G

FERMENTATION
This is the process where the sugar is converted into alcohol and carbon dioxide by the action of enzymes and yeast

FININGS
These are reagents used to clear beers by prompting the haze particles to grow,  become heavier, and sink as a sediment.
Proven fining substances are isinglass, silica hydrogel and gelatine.

FLAKED BARLEY
Barley flakes help with head retention, body and flavour.

FLAKED MAIZE
Looks like small corn flakes and imparts a “corn” flavour to beers. Typically used for American and Lager beers. This product has now been discontinued in the UK.

GALLON
1 English gallon = 1.2 US gallons

GLUCOSE
One  of the two sugars (the other fructose) formed when ordinary sugar is broken down  by yeast enzyme action. Normally the yeast makes its own.

GRIST
The dry mixture of malt and adjuncts ready for mashing.