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2 definitions found
 for Mash tun
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mash \Mash\, n. [Akin to G. meisch, maisch, meische, maische,
     mash, wash, and prob. to AS. miscian to mix. See Mix.]
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     1. A mass of mixed ingredients reduced to a soft pulpy state
        by beating or pressure; a mass of anything in a soft pulpy
        state. Specifically (Brewing), ground or bruised malt, or
        meal of rye, wheat, corn, or other grain (or a mixture of
        malt and meal) steeped and stirred in hot water for making
        the wort.
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     2. A mixture of meal or bran and water fed to animals.
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     3. A mess; trouble. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl.
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     Mash tun, a large tub used in making mash and wort.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mash \Mash\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mashed; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Mashing.] [Akin to G. meischen, maischen, to mash, mix, and
     prob. to mischen, E. mix. See 2d Mash.]
     To convert into a mash; to reduce to a soft pulpy state by
     beating or pressure; to bruise; to crush; as, to mash apples
     in a mill, or potatoes with a pestle. Specifically (Brewing),
     to convert, as malt, or malt and meal, into the mash which
     makes wort.
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     Mashing tub, a tub for making the mash in breweries and
        distilleries; -- called also mash tun, and mash vat.
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