hist-brewing: weight bet (just a side issue)

Samuel Mize smize at prime.imagin.net
Fri Feb 13 10:59:54 PST 1998

hdavis at ix.netcom.com wrote:
> Depending on the source, the "old" quarter of grayne was 3lbs 8ozs (1/4 
> stone),

> >take a quarter of molten lead and see if it weighs 256 pounds, and we'll
> >take a quarter of gaseous hydrogen at 1 Atm pressure and see if it weighs
> >256 pounds.  If they both weigh around 256 pounds at 1g, standard
> >pressure, standard temperature, I'll pay you $1,000,000 dollars.  Of
> >course, I'd never have to pay that on any honest measurement. 
>...Not to take you up, but if we use the 
> Middle English definition of quarter(ne) as a unit of weight, I await your 
> check. ;>

Well, no -- he's betting that they won't both weigh 256 pounds.  And they
won't.  They'll weigh 3#8oz.

This is quite an interesting discussion -- I'll be pleased to see where
this recipe winds up.

Sam Mize

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