hist-brewing: wine quart

Charles wettergreen chuckwm at hotmail.com
Tue Mar 26 13:21:47 PST 2002


In Vol 1 #66 Robert the Bald Asked:

>Greetings all,
>
>     I have a question for the list. On page 65 of Digby, he
>mentions "one quart of honey to six wine quarts of water".
>Does anyone know what a wine quart is and, if so, what's the
>conversion to modern measurement?

Doesn't much matter what size a wine quart is as long as the
wine quart is the same size as the honey quart. If they're the
same size, it's a six-to-one volume combination, which would
yield an original gravity of approximately 1.080.

Cheers,
Chuck
meadmaker
beekeeper
Geneva, IL


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