I can remember Boddie’s Mild quite well. It was one of the semi-dark kind. Though compared to their straw-coloured Bitter, it looked pretty dark. I assume that the version I drank was the direct successor to this beer.
With an OG of just 1028º, it’s not exactly high-gravity. Though thanks to a high degree of attenuation, it is just about 3% ABV. So just about intoxicating.
The grist is fairly simple: pale malt, crystal malt, flaked barley and sugar. Three different types of sugar: DMS, Fla. and invert. I’ve substituted No. 3 invert for them. Hopefully it’s somewhere close to what was in the original.
The hops were English (1945), Styrian (1945), Czech (1945) and 3 lbs hopulon. I’ve bumped up the hops by 21 lbs to account for the latter. The quantity of Styrian hops is so small – 2 lbs out of 105 lbs, I’ve left them out.
What next I wonder, now I'm done with watery Mild? Any suggestions?
|1947 Boddington XX|
|pale malt||4.00 lb||65.31%|
|crystal malt 80 L||0.50 lb||8.16%|
|enzymic malt||0.125 lb||2.04%|
|flaked barley||0.75 lb||12.24%|
|No. 3 invert sugar||0.75 lb||12.24%|
|Fuggles 115 mins||0.75 oz|
|Saaz 30 mins||0.75 oz|
|Mash at||154º F|
|Sparge at||162º F|
|Boil time||115 minutes|
|pitching temp||62º F|
|Yeast||Wyeast 1318 London ale III (Boddingtons)|