Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Let's Brew Wednesday - 1958 William Younger No. 3 L

Here's a nother bit from the new book. This time it's one of the 200 recipes.

They weren’t the most exciting brewery when it came to recipes, William Younger. Their No.3 Scotch Ale looks very similar to the Bitter XXPQ and the Mild XXX.

But why change a recipe when you have a good one? And why change what you’ve done for a century or more? William Younger’s recipes always looked creepily familiar, whatever the supposed style.

The colour of the finished beer would have been much darker than the calculated colour in the recipe below. Probably not just one shade either, if I know Scottish brewing. Anywhere between 15 and 50 SRM would be my guess. Depending on which market the beer was intended for. Colour it up with caramel as dark as you like.

1958 William Younger No. 3 L
pale malt 6.25 lb 64.10%
flaked maize 3.00 lb 30.77%
cane sugar 0.50 lb 5.13%
Fuggles 90 mins 0.50 oz
Fuggles 60 mins 0.50 oz
Goldings 30 mins 0.50 oz
Goldings dry hops 0.125 oz
OG 1044
FG 1014
ABV 3.97
Apparent attenuation 68.18%
IBU 20
Mash at 149º F
Sparge at 160º F
Boil time 90 minutes
pitching temp 61º F
Yeast WLP028 Edinburgh Ale

1 comment:

Neeall said...

What does the 'L' in the name mean?