Brewing Hardware Glossary
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|Beer Shank||Connects your beverage line to your dispensing tower or faucet|
|CIP||Clean In Place|
|Ferrule||A ring or cap, typically a metal one, that strengthens the end of a handle|
|Finial||Decorative top piece|
|FPT||Female Pipe Threads (internal)|
|Growler||A container for storing or transporting your homebrew|
|HERMS||Heat Exchanged Recirculating Mash Systems|
|MNPT||Male National Pipe Thread or Male Nominal Pipe Thread (irrigation)|
|MPT||Male Pipe Threads (external)|
|NPT||National Pipe Taper (standard for tapered threads)|
|PSI||Pounds per Square Inch(pressure)|
|RIMS||Recirculating Infusion Mash System|
|TPI||Threads Per Inch|
|Trub||Layer of sediment left after fermentation|