hist-brewing: hydrometers

B.R. Rolya br at interport.net
Mon Jan 17 08:44:23 PST 2000

Acting on the same principal as the egg, I know that small (hollow) glass
balls of varying sizes were used in the 1700s (and probably earlier, but
the ones I've seen were from around the early to  mid 1700s) .  I believe
they were used primarily for determining alcohol for tax purposes.

- BR Rolya
Malted Barley Appreciation Society
New York, NY

To unsubscribe from this list, send email to majordomo at pbm.com containing
the words "unsubscribe hist-brewing" (or unsubscribe hist-brewing-digest, if
you get the digest.) To contact a human about problems, send mail to
owner-hist-brewing at pbm.com

More information about the hist-brewing mailing list