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    I am a squeaky clean brew-hag wanna be. I have been reading this forum for the past week or so and find many abbreviations that I do not understand. I am sure I am not alone
    As my local book stores did not have any books on mead in stock I have to wait until amazon sends me my book.
    In the mean time - would some of you experienced mead makers be so good as to deffine some of the commonly used abbreviations on this site?
    SG and OG are two I have seen often. As well as the term Brix.
    There are more but they escape my memory just now.
    A good list of abbreviations will be helpful for anyone just starting out.
    Thanks much!

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    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    The OC

    Default Re: common abbreviations

    Try here:


    Is it tasty . . . precious?

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    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Boulder County, CO

    Default Re: common abbreviations

    and the ever-present LHBS (local homebrew shop)

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    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Brisbane Australia

    Default Re: common abbreviations

    GotMead has a glossary (Vicky, its hard to find).

    It doesn't have SG specifically there, but has Specific Gravity.

    SG, OG, FG (Specific Gravity, and Original/Final Gravity)

    Some other abbreviations

    IMHO, IMO, IIRC, YMMV (In My Honest Opinion, In My Opinion, If I Recall Correctly, Your Mileage May Vary)

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    The one I had problems with was TLA.

    It turns out to stand for Three Letter Abbreviation.

    g,d, and r (grinning, ducking, and running for cover)

    Brian K

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    I'd say, keep posting when you have a question on a specific abreviation, or acronym. If you're not sure about OG or SG, you may not have a good understanding about the concepts behind the letters. Post away, ask for more clarification. There are lots of people on this forum who are only too happy to help out.

    Dan McFeeley

    "Meon an phobail a thogail trid an chultur"
    (The people's spirit is raised through culture)

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