Saturday, 22 October 2016

Let's Brew 1932 Lorimer & Clark XXP 8

Here’s another of Lorimer & Clark’s Pale Ales, this time the top of the range 8d one.

You may have noticed something with these pre-war Pale Ales. 6d, 7d and 8d are about the same gravity as post-war 60/-, 70/- and 80/-, respectively. Funny that. I’m still not convinced that 60/-, 70/- and 80/- were ever really the hogshead price of the beers bearing the name. Were they just totally random?

There isn’t much I can say about the recipe that I didn’t bring up when discussing XXP 7. Because their four Pale Ales were all parti-gyled together. So this is just like the XXP 7, but with a little more of everything. Except for the dry hops. All four Pale Ales have the same quantity of dry hops. Odd that. Usually the dry-hopping is proportionate to the strength.

Best Bitter is how I’d describe this. Though with fewer hops than an English version. Er, I’m really running out of stuff to say. Malty, I would guess. Don’t believe me? Brew it up, write in and call me an idiot if it’s different.

1932 Lorimer & Clark XXP 8
pale malt 7.75 lb 77.50%
flaked barley 1.25 lb 12.50%
malt extract 0.50 lb 5.00%
No. 2 invert sugar 0.50 lb 5.00%
Fuggles 90 min 0.75 oz
Fuggles 60 min 0.75 oz
Goldings 30 min 0.50 oz
Goldings dry hops 0.50 oz
OG 1045
FG 1011
ABV 4.50
Apparent attenuation 75.56%
IBU 28
Mash at 154º F
Sparge at 160º F
Boil time 90 minutes
pitching temp 62.5º F
Yeast WLP028 Edinburgh Ale

1 comment:

Stuart Carter said...

could the shilling designations have been one of those spontaneous outbreaks of similar marketing speak? Suddenly everyone refers to a 50/' Ale instead of a 5d ale?