University of Atlantia

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Casks and Kegging: what they tell us about medieval regulation and trade in beer, mead, and wine

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Instructor:
Sorcha Crowe


Instructor's Kingdom: Atlantia, Time Zone: EST
University Session:
UA84 June 8, 2013
Crs #:
515
Date:
Sat Jun 08
Time:
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Fee:
Length:
1 hr
Credits:
1
Attendees:
5/25
Room:
111
Course Category:
Food and Drink
Track:
Brewing
Description
An innocent etymology on casks and kegging is turning into a trade standards tome. How were professional mash tuns made? If you want to redact a medieval recipe, how do English units compare to Imperial units or American units? How did wine make it into the Magna Carta? Quaint words are quantifiable. A review of what I've found so far about trade in mead, wine and beer (and other liquids) based on researching the names of the vessels they were sold in. Based mostly on English research, there are references to a few European (and classical) standards for comparison. $1-2 donation for handouts welcome.