hist-brewing: Oat malts and Domesday Ale update

bjm10 at cornell.edu bjm10 at cornell.edu
Sun Nov 8 14:04:12 PST 1998

On Fri, 6 Nov 1998 pwp at cs.cmu.edu wrote:

> A quarter was a dry measure of volume equal to 8 bushels.  According
> to Bennett, this was about 290 liters.  This vaguely matches the

Waaaaal now, that can depend.  I've come across some actual "quarter" 
measures (or references to them) that directly measured 15th-century 
originals, and while they may have been 8 bushels in the 15th century, 
they didn't correspond to any modern definition of the bushel.

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