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ferment +‎ -able


fermentable (comparative more fermentable, superlative most fermentable)

  1. Able to ferment or be fermented.
    • 2009 September 9, Joyce Wadler, “Chew It Up, Spit It Out, Then Brew. Cheers!”, in New York Times[1]:
      “You need to convert the starches in the corn into fermentable sugars,” the always entertaining Mr. Calagione said by phone from his headquarters in Rehoboth Beach.


fermentable (plural fermentables)

  1. Any substance that can be fermented.
    • 2011, Abigail R. Gehring, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Living
      Purchase other fermentables (more fermentables mean more alcohol) like dry malt extract, rice syrup, brewers' sugar, liquid malt extract, Belgian candi sugar, or demera sugar or any combination of the above.