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Old 03-14-2012, 02:47 PM   #1
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Default conversion of 19th century recipe

I have an English brewing book printed in 1830. It has a porter recipe that I would like to make, as well as a few others. The problem is that the quantities are greater than my 5gal capacity and the measurements are in barrels (200 year old english version), stones, etc.

Is there a good resourse for converting these to modern measurements so I can attempt to scale it down?

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Old 03-14-2012, 02:48 PM   #2
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I think our resident beer historian bob has posted some conversions somewhere. I just pmmed him to come to this thread.

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Old 03-14-2012, 03:13 PM   #3
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The things you probably need conversions for are the barrel which is 300 lbs of water or 36 US gallons and the quarter which was 8 bushels of malt. The weight depended on the particular malt but I think 356 lbs/quarter is a more or less standard conversion

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Old 03-14-2012, 03:20 PM   #4
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You should post the recipe so when Bob logs on he can translate it for you.

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I would love to take a look at the recipe! I've always wanted to brew such an old recipe. Would you mind posting it?

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... And another +1

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I'll get in on this. +1

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