hist-brewing: Hydrometers / iodized salt

bjm10 at cornell.edu bjm10 at cornell.edu
Wed Jan 19 17:18:14 PST 2000

On Wed, 19 Jan 2000, Jerry Harder wrote:

>   I think you miss the point entirely.  No one is suggesting brewing on a regular
> basis with eggs instead of hydrometers.  Historically honey was produced much
> differently than it is today.  It varied in moisture content more than today.  The
> egg thing gives us a chance to see with minimal error exactly what gravities they
> were working with, and to what degree of precision they could achieve in the must
> preparation.   We want to decipher it into terms of the hydrometer.

I still don't have access to fresh-laid eggs for that function, otherwise
I'd volunteer. 

Anybody live near a University that does a lot of poultry research?  
Sometimes faculty can be talked into such things.

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