transitive verblau·tered, lau·ter·ing, lau·ters
To drain the wort from (the spent grain of a mash) in brewing.
Origin of lauterFrom German läuter- ( as in Läuterbottich tub for lautering ) stem of läutern to purify, lauter ( from Middle High German liutern ) ( from Old High German hlūttaren ) ( from hlūttar clear ) ( akin to Greek kluzein to wash away, rinse out ) ( and Latin cloāca drain, sewer ) and perhaps partly also from German lauter clear ( from Middle High German lūter ) ( from Old High German hlūttar )
(third-person singular simple present lauters, present participle lautering, simple past and past participle lautered)
- To subject to lautering.