Especially as it’s another Tetley recipe. F, which I’m pretty sure stands for Family Ale. A bottled beer I remember from my time living in Leeds. In those days it looked very much like a bottled version of their Mild.
This one is an, er, interesting recipe. With grits making up 25% of the fermentables. Plus a tiny little bit of chocolate malt. And South American sugar. “Peru” is how it’s described. That’s another 18% of the grist. Making it pretty low on malt. Sure it tastes lovely, mind. It is a Tetley beer, after all.
When this was brewed, 30th October 1919, it would have counted as a 5d beer:
|Price control 1917-1921|
|Oct 1917||Apr 1918||Feb 1919||Jul 1919||Apr 1920|
|2d||<1019 td=""> 1019>|
|3d||<1023 td=""> 1023>||1020-1026||<1019 td=""> 1019>|
|4d||<1036 td=""> 1036>||<1030 td=""> 1030>||1023-1028||1027-1032||1020-1026|
|The Brewers' Almanack 1928 pages 100 - 101.|
|"The British Brewing Industry 1830-1980"|
F was parti-gyled with X at 1027.1 and X1 at 1041.3, meaning they were 4d and 6d beers, respectively.
Tetley continued to brew F up to 1940. It always had a gravity of around 1034.
|1919 Tetley F|
|pale malt||1.50 lb||21.74%|
|mild malt||2.25 lb||32.61%|
|chocolate Malt||0.15 lb||2.17%|
|demerera sugar||1.25 lb||18.12%|
|Cluster 90 mins||0.50 oz|
|Fuggles 30 mins||0.75 oz|
|Mash at||151º F|
|Sparge at||165º F|
|Boil time||90 minutes|
|pitching temp||65º F|
|Yeast||Wyeast 1469 West Yorkshire Ale Timothy Taylor|