Saturday, 25 February 2017

Let's Brew - 1931 Thomas Usher IPA

Been a busy, busy day. The text of the Scottish book is done. Not all the recipes, though.

It was my Friday off today. Spent recipe fiddling for the final tweaks of the book. The ISBN came in today. A little more recipe rustling, a boot up Alexei's arse to do the cover and I'll be ready to rock and roll the book out to the publisher. Me, in this case. unless a real one steps out of the shadows.

Evening now. I would chat, but i'd quite like to watch something on the telly with Dolores.

Watery IPA, simple grist, English hops (but that's a guess because there's no mention of the hops in the record). Nothing much particularly Scottish, save for the simple mashing scheme.

Kettle's boiled. Here's the recipe:

1931 Thomas Usher IPA
pale malt 5.00 lb 74.07%
flaked maize 1.00 lb 14.81%
No. 2 invert sugar 0.75 lb 11.11%
Goldings 120 min 0.50 oz
Goldings 60 min 0.50 oz
Goldings 30 min 0.50 oz
Goldings dry hop 0.25 oz
OG 1032
FG 1011
ABV 2.78
Apparent attenuation 65.63%
IBU 22
Mash at 152º F
Sparge at 170º F
Boil time 120 minutes
pitching temp 60º F
Yeast WLP028 Edinburgh Ale

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