Booze Measurements

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Wine, Spirit, and Beer Cask Standard Measures

Name Locale or Beverage Aggregate Measure Approximate US Gallons Approximate Liters
Barracoon or Barrack 1 4
Minipin UK 1/2 Pin 2.5 10.25
Pin UK 1/2 Firkin 5 20.5
Blood Tub 11 40
Firkin UK 1/4 BBB, pin 11 41
Quarter Cask US 1/4 ASB 13 50
Kilderkin UK 22 82
Barrel (BBB - beer) British 2x kilderkin 44 164
American Standard Barrel (ASB) US 50-53 180-200
Piece Champagne 54 200
Barrique Bordeaux 59 225
Piece Burgundy 60 228
Drum 65 250
Hogshead Scotch or sherry 1/2 sherry butt 66 250
Hogshead Cognac 72 272
Barrique Cognac 79 300
Pipe (Madeira) Portugal 110 418
Puncheon (rum) 112 422
Queue Burgundy 2 pieces 120 456
Butt (English) UK - beer 2 hogsheads or 3 barrels 129.7 491
Butt (sherry) Spain 2 sherry hogsheads 132 500
Pipe (Porto or Tarragona) Portugal or Spain 138 522
Halbstuck / Fass Rhine 158 600
Tonneau Bordeaux 4 barriques 238 900
Fuder Moselle 264 1000
Stuck Rhine Roughly 2x halbstuck 317 1200

Piece is used in several regions - Burgundy, Champagne, Loire, and Rhone. In each region it represents roughly 60 gallons/228 liters give or take ~10 gallons.

Alcohol Strength

US Proof 1 = 99.1 Underproof British Sikes = .5 Gay-Lussac ABV

US Proof 2 = 98.2 Underproof British Sikes = 1.0 Gay-Lussac ABV

US Proof 114.3 = 0.0 Proof British Sikes = 57.1 Gay-Lussac ABV

US Proof 200 = 75.1 Overproof British Sikes = 100 Gay-Lussac ABV