In the 1887 Truman (Burton) brewing record a new beer appears. A type of Pale Ale called LB.
My guess would be that that stands for “Light Bitter”. Though with a gravity north of 1060º, it’s not exactly my idea of light. Given the name, I suspect that this is a Running rather than a Stock Pale Ale.
What’s odd, is that despite having some invert sugar in the grist, the attenuation is worse than the Stock Pale Ales we’ve seen. No idea why that should be, though the quantity of sugar isn’t enormous.
One thing I should remind you of. As Truman’s Pale Ales were brewed in a proper Burton brewery, they would have been cleansed in union sets. Note that I didn’t say fermented in union sets. Because that wasn’t the primary function of the unions. And the beer would have already been fermenting for days before it ever went into the unions.
No need to age this one, then. That’s a relief, isn’t it?
|1887 Truman LB|
|pale malt||13.00 lb||92.86%|
|No. 1 invert sugar||1.00 lb||7.14%|
|Cluster 180 mins||1.25 oz|
|Goldings 60 mins||1.25 oz|
|Goldings 30 mins||1.25 oz|
|Goldings dry hops||0.50 oz|
|Mash at||152º F|
|Sparge at||170º F|
|Boil time||180 minutes|
|pitching temp||57º F|
|Yeast||Wyeast 1099 Whitbread Ale|