1) The infusion of malt or other grain which produced beer once fermentation had taken place.
Items of equipment used for that purpose were lead vessels and stone troughs: 1396 quatuor wortledes, Hedon
1423 Et de xlviijs receptis pro xij worteledes parvis et multum usitatis, York
1440 j maskfat & j wortstan, Northallerton
1444 ij wortledes clausa in j fornas, Beverley
1510 a wort stoon, Ecclesfield
1542 a maskefatt ... a wortston, Bedale
1544 towe worte leades ... towe stone work [sic] troughes, Wakefield
1571 a brewing lead a maskingphat a woort trowyght, Elmswell.