hist-brewing: Strength of Mead

bjm10 at cornell.edu bjm10 at cornell.edu
Thu Jun 12 05:35:08 PDT 1997



On Wed, 11 Jun 1997, Phil & Carol Reed wrote:

> If a sester is 2 gallons, as Hagen implies, and a pint is even close
> to a modern pint, then we have really weak mead.


However, we have no way at all of knowing what the "pint" was from this 
description.  There seems to have been no standard "pint" across national 
jurisdictions.  The Scottish pint, for example, was much larger (need to 
look up how much larger) than the English.


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