racking

[adj] - causing great physical or mental suffering
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Racking

An unpleasant process popular during the Spanish inquisition (though not with non-Catholics, apparently). These days the word is more likely to be used to describe a fundamental winemaking operation in which the clear wine is separated from the accumulated crud at the bottom of a barrel or fermentation vessel.
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Racking

The process of drawing wine off the sediment, such as lees, after fermentation and moving it into another vessel.
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Racking

The distortion of a rectangular shape to a skewed parallelogram. See also: Rectangle.
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Racking

Rack'ing noun (Nautical) Spun yarn used in racking ropes.
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racking

wrenching adjective causing great physical or mental suffering; `a wrenching pain`
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Racking

• (n.) Spun yarn used in racking ropes. • (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rack
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racking

(from the article `wine`) ...is usually completed in 10 to 30 days. In most cases, the major portion of the yeast cells will soon be found in the sediment, or lees. Separation ...
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Racking

[disambiguation] Racking is the process of siphoning wine or beer off lees into a new, clean barrel. Racking may also refer to: ...
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Racking

  Roofing application method in which shingle courses are applied vertically up the roof rather than across and up. Not a recommended procedure.
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Racking

The careful siphoning of the beer away from the trub.
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Racking

Decanting clear juice or wine from above the sediment in a tank. This is the easiest method for getting rid of solids which have settled to the bottom in a tank. Wine tanks commonly have a built-in "racking valve" placed about 20 inches (half a meter) above the bottom valve for use in racking wines during production.
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racking

The process of racking involves transfer of wine from one container, such as a barrel, to another. Carefully done, the lees may be left behind in the first barrel, resulting in a partial clarification of the wine.
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Racking

Transferring the wort into another container. Beer is racked from the primary fermenter to the secondary fermenter.
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Racking

Racking, often referred to as Soutirage or Soutirage traditionnel (meaning racking in French), also filtering or fining, is a method in wine production of moving wine from one barrel to another using gravity rather than a pump, which can be disruptive to a wine. The process is also known as Abstich in German and travaso in Italian. Alexis Lichine....
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Racking

Laying or stepping back each higher masonry course
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RACKING

A method entailing stepping back successive courses of masonry.
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Racking

Stepping back successive courses of masonry.
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Racking

Labour intensive process of siphoning wine from one barrel to another in order to leave some sediment behind and gradually clarify the wine.
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Racking

Describes the practice of moving wine from one container to another for aeration or clarification and leaving sediment behind.
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Racking

The process of moving wine from barrel to barrel, while leaving sediment behind.
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racking

The removal of wine from the lees.
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Racking

The practice of moving wine by hose from one container to another, leaving sediment behind. For aeration or clarification.
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Racking

Decanting clear juice or wine from above the sediment in a tank. This is the easiest method for getting rid of solids which have settled to the bottom in a tank.
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Racking

The process of separating the fermented beer from the yeast cells at the bottom of the fermenting vessel. Also the transfer of finished beer to kegs. Broadly, moving beer from one vessel to another.
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