Thursday, 8 September 2011

Evershed Beers 1891 - 1892

As promised, here are the beers from Evershed. Weird how the records ended up in Scotland.

It seems one of the Youngers, William J. Younger to be precise, did a bit of work experience in Burton. He kept his own personal, handwritten brewing book. Which he took back with him to Scotland. It wasn't that unusual for brewers to keep their own private records in parallel with the official brewing books. I've come across a few of them in the archives.

Evershed used a typically Burton system for naming their beers. Ales numbered 1 to 7, Stouts P4 and P5 and the enigmatic O. It had me confused for a while. A long while. Until about half an hour ago, in fact. A beer of 1060 with 5 or 6 pounds of hops per barrel. Then I twigged. That must be the Pale Ale.


Evershed beers 1891 - 1892
Date Year Beer Style OG FG ABV App. Attenuation lbs hops/ qtr hops lb/brl boil time (hours) boil time (hours) Pitch temp
2nd Feb 1892 1 Ale 1098.34 1049.86 6.41 49.30% 11.82 4 4.25 º
29th Jan 1892 2 Ale 1080.33 1035.32 5.95 56.03% 10.00 3.45 2.5 3 º
29th Jan 1892 3 Ale 1073.96 1030.47 5.75 58.80% 10.00 3.18 2.5 3 º
15th Jan 1892 3 Ale 1075.07 1025.62 6.54 65.87% 20.00 7.23 2.5 56º
14th Dec 1891 4 Ale 1065.37 1024.93 5.35 61.86% 18.33 5.12 2.5 3.75 57º
18th Jan 1892 4 Ale 1065.93 1024.93 5.42 62.18% 9.17 5.21 2.5 º
1st Feb 1892 4 Ale 1067.31 1026.32 5.42 60.91% 9.17 5.27 2.5 3.5 º
8th Feb 1892 4 Ale 1066.48 1024.93 5.50 62.50% 9.17 5.21 2.5 3.5 º
14th Dec 1891 5 Ale 1057.89 1023.55 4.54 59.33% 17.27 3.94 2.5 3.25 58º
15th Dec 1891 5 Ale 1061.49 1024.24 4.93 60.59% 20.47 5.18 2.5 3.25 58º
15th Jan 1892 5 Ale 1060.39 1022.16 5.06 63.30% 15.81 4.05 2.5 3.25 58º
1st Feb 1892 5 Ale 1057.89 1020.78 4.91 64.11% 8.64 3.92 2.5 3.5 º
5th Feb 1892 5 Ale 1058.17 1021.47 4.86 63.10% 7.91 3.98 2.5 3.25 º
14th Dec 1891 6 Ale 1052.91 1020.08 4.34 62.04% 15.79 3.61 2.5 3.25 58º
16th Dec 1891 6 Ale 1052.35 1020.08 4.27 61.64% 15.79 3.51 2.5 3.25 58º
13th Jan 1892 6 Ale 1053.74 1019.39 4.54 63.92% 17.44 3.54 2.5 3.25 58º
3rd Feb 1892 6 Ale 1054.29 1020.08 4.53 63.01% 8.29 3.54 2.5 3 º
5th Feb 1892 6 Ale 1051.80 1019.39 4.29 62.57% 7.89 3.49 2.5 3.75 º
29th Jan 1892 7 Ale 1044.32 1017.31 3.57 60.94% 17.93 3.06 2.5 3.25 59º
2nd Feb 1892 Beer Table Beer 1020.78 4 4.25 º
15th Mar 1892 K3 Ale 1073.68 1025.62 6.36 65.23% 2.25 3 º
29th Feb 1892 K4 Ale 1069.25 1025.62 5.77 63.00% 2.25 3 º
16th Dec 1891 O Pale Ale 1061.22 1020.08 5.44 67.19% 17.27 4.44 2.25 3.25 57º
13th Jan 1892 O Pale Ale 1059.00 1020.78 5.06 64.79% 26.05 6.51 2.25 3.25 56.75º
18th Jan 1892 O Pale Ale 1058.72 1019.39 5.20 66.98% 13.02 6.51 2.25 3.25 57º
1st Feb 1892 O Pale Ale 1059.83 1020.78 5.17 65.28% 11.16 5.68 2.5 3.25 º
8th Feb 1892 O Pale Ale 1060.11 1019.39 5.39 67.74% 13.02 6.67 2.25 3.75 º
3rd Feb 1892 O4 Pale Ale 1055.12 1018.70 4.82 66.08% 11.28 5.15 2.5 3 º
2nd Nov 1891 P4 Stout 1064.40 1027.70 4.86 56.99% 3.25 58º
18th Mar 1892 P4 Stout 1067.31 1022.85 5.88 66.05% 2.75 3.5 º
18th Mar 1892 P5 Stout 1063.16 1025.62 4.97 59.43% 2.75 3.5 º
Source:
Document WY/6/1/1/14 held at the Scottish Brewing Archive.


I assume that 5, 6 and 7 were marketed as Mild Burton Ales. 1, 2, 3 and 4 as plain Burton Ales or Strong Burton Ales. While K3 and K4 would be Old Burton Ales.

It's great to have more details of Burton brewing. But it only make me long more for a glance at Bass's brewing records.

4 comments:

First Stater said...

Anyone know why the 2 boil times?

Ron Pattinson said...

Two worts, boiled for a different length of time.

beer guru, jr. said...

That No.1's attenuation was horrible. 49%? In fact, quite a few of those beers suffered from what appears to be sluggish fermentation. Cold weather then, perhaps?

Ron Pattinson said...

guru, those probably aren't the true final gravities for the strong beers that would have been kept for months before sale.