Brewing terminology for water used in brewing. Supply liquor is obtained from local boreholes or direct from water company supplies. Brewing liquor is that used in the process whilst process liquors are used for washing, heating or other activities. The total amount of liquor used in brewing may be between 4 and 10 times the volume of beer produced. Reducing this volume is a major target of increasing efficiency of production and minimising environmental impact.

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