More random archive fun. It's about the colour of malt.
I found it in the Whitbread Ale log for 1918 - 1919. Why they should have stuff about brown and black malt in an Ale log is a bit of a puzzle. They didn't use either in their Ales, just their Porters and Stouts.
The numbers look like degrees Lovibond 1 inch cell to me. Which puts Whitbread's brown malt bang inbetween the two samples detailed by H. Lloyd Hind ("Brewing Science & Practice", 1943, pages 275-276), They were 102 and 212. Whitbread's black malt had the same colour as the darkest Hind's samples.
The last line shows just how far a little black malt goes, colour-wise. One quarter (approx. 224 pounds) is the same as 10 quarters of brown malt and a hundredweight (112 pounds) of caramel.
When Britain attempted to go metric, I thought all those weird weights and measures I'd had to learn as a kid would to of no further use. How wrong I was.
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