What is fermenting?

  • (noun): A process in which an agent causes an organic substance to break down into simpler substances; especially, the anaerobic breakdown of sugar into alcohol.
    Synonyms: zymosis, zymolysis, fermentation, ferment

Some articles on fermenting:

Beer - Varieties
... beers are most commonly produced with Saccharomyces cerevisiae, a top-fermenting yeast which clumps and rises to the surface, typically between 15 and 24 ... Pale Ale Pale ale is a beer which uses a top-fermenting yeast and predominantly pale malt ... roasted malts or roast barley, and typically brewed with slow fermenting yeast ...
Home Stored Product Entomology - Five Major Stored Product Pests - Fruit Flies (Drosophila Melanogaster)
... melanogaster Fruit flies are found near ripened or fermenting fruit ... Females have the ability to lay over 500 eggs, usually in fermenting fruit as a food source ... necessary for successful reproduction is a moist film and fermenting material ...
Brewing - Fermenting - Fermentation Methods - Spontaneous Fermentation
... Brettanomyces is a genus of yeast important in brewing lambic, a beer produced not by the deliberate addition of brewer's yeasts, but by spontaneous fermentation with wild yeasts and bacteria. ...
Beer Culture - Varieties
... with Saccharomyces cerevisiae, a top-fermenting yeast which clumps and rises to the surface, typically between 15 and 24 °C (60 and 75 °F) ... Pale Ale Pale ale is a beer which uses a top-fermenting yeast and predominantly pale malt ... barley, and typically brewed with slow fermenting yeast ...
Beer Styles - Types
... Fahrenheit, form a layer of foam on the surface of the fermenting beer, which is why they are referred to as top-fermenting yeasts ... These yeasts collect at the bottom of the fermenting beer and are therefore referred to as bottom-fermenting yeast ...