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Definition of "keeve" [keeve]

  • A vat or tub in which the mash is made; a mash tub. (noun)
  • A bleaching vat; a kier. (noun)
  • A large vat used in dressing ores. (noun)
  • To set in a keeve, or tub, for fermentation. (verb)
  • To heave; to tilt, as a cart. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "keeve" in a sentence
  • "Boil your copper, temper your liquor in the same to 185, and when ready, run it on your keeve a little at a time, putting in the malt and the water gradually together, mashing at the same time; when the whole of your malt is thus got in, continue the operation of mashing half an hour, cap with dry malt, and let your mash stand one hour and a half."
  • "Boiled the first copper; drew the fire; then ran ten inches of boiling hot water into the keeve; added two inches of cold water, mixed both well together, which made up at 168; then put in the malt gradually, mashing all the time, for about half an hour; the mash being thin, did not require a longer operation."
  • "To Keeve. _v.a. _ To put the wort in a keeve for some time to ferment."
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