Tuesday, 18 May 2010
Fidelio 1941 Lager
I published the other sheet first, because, well, I was saving this one. If you're good I may post the IPA recipe, too.
This is from a very interesting period: June 1941. Just a few months before the USA joined WW II. So I would guess it gives a fair indication of what post-Prohibition brewing was like.
The mash is very similar to the smaller brew. Though the ingredients are quite different. The hopping rate of this beer is pretty low at just half a pound per US barrel. Not much at all for a beer with an OG of 1050.
Let's take a look.
I wonder if any of you will try brewing this? Not quite as a 19th century Porter. But just as much a piece of brewing history.