This was a discussion started on twitter by @kvetchingeditor and it has led to an interesting exchange of information. After eating meat we are supposed to wait a certain period of time until we can eat dairy. There are those that wait one hour. People wait three hours. Or into the sixth hour or six hours. I used to wait three hours – more or less standard where I grew up. Since my recent marriage I wait into the sixth hour.
How long do YOU wait after eating meat, and why do you wait that amount? Do you know the sources for this?