Saturday, 13 January 2018

1917 Kidd Porter (24th July)

The changes in the Beer Orders at the beginning of July 1917 had an impact on all Kidd’s beers. Quite a simple change, really. They all had their gravities cut. Unsurprisingly, to 1036º or less.

Other than the drop in strength, not much changed with Kidd’s Porter. There’s a slight change in the hopping, which went from Kent and Sussex to just Sussex. Fairly old ones, too, as they were from the 1914 and 1915 harvest.

The grist retains the classic pale, brown, black malt backbone. The oats are clearly a token amount, presumably so some could be sold as Oatmeal Stout. There’s also a tiny amount of Spanish juice: 1 pound for 75 barrels. Which works out to 0.03 oz. for a batch of this size.

But this wasn’t where it ended. 1918 was an even tougher year for brewers with increasingly draconian restrictions.

1917 Kidd Porter (24th July)
pale malt 4.75 lb 62.91%
brown malt 0.33 lb 4.37%
black malt 0.33 lb 4.37%
crystal malt 0.33 lb 4.37%
oats 0.06 lb 0.79%
No. 4 invert sugar 1.25 lb 16.56%
caramel 1000 L 0.50 lb 6.62%
Fuggles 135 mins 1.25 oz
Fuggles 30 mins 1.25 oz
OG 1035
FG 1009
ABV 3.44
Apparent attenuation 74.29%
IBU 32
SRM 48
Mash at 150º F
Sparge at 165º F
Boil time 135 minutes
pitching temp 60.25º F
Yeast Wyeast 1099 Whitbread Ale


Alan said...

Ywhat the heck is "Spanish juice"?

Ron Pattinson said...



Alan said...


Unknown said...

I always knew liquorice as either 'Spanish , or Kayli ' when I was a kid !