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 Culture - Varieties
... are most commonly produced 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 ... roasted malts or roast 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 ...
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 - Varieties
... produced 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 ... malts or roast barley, and typically brewed with slow fermenting yeast ...
Home Stored Product Entomology - Five Major Stored Product Pests - Fruit Flies (Drosophila Melanogaster)
... information Drosophila 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 ... successful reproduction is a moist film and fermenting material ...