Fermenter vs. Fermentor

I just got Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation in the mail this week and I have been reading it on the train to and from work.  Within the first the few pages, I learned something new.

The difference between the word “fermentor” and “fermenter”.

Although it seems they can be used interchangeably, the two words have two different meanings.

Fermentor is the vessel where fermentation happens.

Fermenter is the creature that does the fermentation.

I think I have a few spelling errors to change on the blog.

Now that you know the difference between fermentor and fermenter, check out these posts:

Everything you wanted to know about primary fermentation.

Become an expert on secondary fermentation