hist-brewing: Delurk and a question about Digby's bottles

Robin Carroll-Mann rcmann4 at earthlink.net
Sun Apr 7 16:16:44 PDT 2002


I'm just getting started with brewing, and have a couple of 1-gallon 
meads (a metheglin and a cyser) bubbling on my kitchen counter.  
I'm thinking about my next batch, and have been looking at some 
of the recipes in "A Sip Through Time".  A few of Digby's recipes 
call for X amount of an ingredient per bottle.  For example, a 
raspberry mead needs 6 spoonfuls of raspberry syrup in each 
bottle.  Does anyone know what the capacity of a wine bottle was 
at that time?  I've searched the web, and the list archive, and my 
copy of "Dictionary of English Weights and Measures", all to no 

And information will be much appreciated.
Robin Carroll-Mann
rcmann4 at earthlink.net
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