ALE or BEER MEASURE
- The officers received their Wine measure chart, it is time for the "boys" to have their Ale measure.......
"ALE OR BEER MEASURE:
2 pints MAKE ONE Quart;
4 quarts MAKE ONE Gallon;
8 gallons MAKE ONE Firkin of Ale in London;
8 1/2 gallons MAKE ONE Firkin of Ale or Beer;
9 gallons MAKE ONE Firkin of Beer in London;
2 Firkins MAKE ONE Kilderkin;
2 kilderkins MAKE ONE Barrel;
1 1/2 Barrel or 54 gal MAKE ONE hogshead of Beer;
2 Barrels MAKE ONE Puncheon;
3 Barrels, or 2 hogsheads MAKE ONE Butt"
SOURCE: "Scholar's Arithmetic or Federal accountant: by Daniel Adams. 1805 Boston.
It takes a Big Man to drink a BUTT of beer.
Enjoy, Sincerely, David Bennett, 1st U.States Infantry.