I’m not sure when Lees first introduced Export, but I doubt it’s much earlier than when this beer was brewed. 29th May, if you’re interested.
What was this beer? A strong draught Bitter? A special bottled Pale Ale? No idea. One thing I’m pretty certain of: it wasn’t really exported. Lees was a small. Locally-oriented concern. They weren’t shipping beer outside the UK. I doubt it got much further than Manchester.
The FG is a total guess as the brewers at Lees couldn’t be arsed to note it down. All I know about the hops is that they were English and there’s no mention of dry hops in the brewing log. Quite a bit of guesswork, then.
As with all Lees beers, it contained a cocktail of sugars. Only three in this case: 0.5 invert, 1 C.W.A., 0.5 HX. I’ve substituted No. 2 invert.
All I know about the hops is that they were English from the 1956 and 1957 crop.
|1957 Lees Export|
|pale malt||7.75 lb||70.45%|
|crystal malt 80 L||0.50 lb||4.55%|
|enzymic malt||0.25 lb||2.27%|
|flaked maize||0.75 lb||6.82%|
|No. 2 Invert||1.75 lb||15.91%|
|Fuggles 90 min||1.25 oz|
|Fuggles 30 min||1.00 oz|
|Goldings dry hops||0.50 oz|
|Mash at||148º F|
|Sparge at||170º F|
|Boil time||90 minutes|
|pitching temp||60º F|
|Yeast||Wyeast 1318 London ale III (Boddingtons)|