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.

dates 1396 1423 1440 1444 1510 1542 1544 1571

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