Somehow Truman S4 managed to go through the war at just about the same strength. Even in that most difficult year, 1918.
Though, given the rules in force, they couldn’t have brewed very much of it. Despite having several beers with gravities below 1030º.
The grist has seen flaked maize dropped and a tiny black malt added. As with all Truman’s beers, the base remains a combination of pale and high dried malt.
The hops are noticeably better than for their other, weaker beers. They’re all English from the 1918 harvest. So basically as fresh as was possible, given this beer was brewed in March.
|1919 Truman S4|
|pale malt||8.25 lb||51.16%|
|high dried malt||6.75 lb||41.86%|
|black malt||0.125 lb||0.78%|
|No. 2 invert sugar||1.00 lb||6.20%|
|Goldings 120 mins||3.75 oz|
|Goldings 30 mins||3.75 oz|
|Goldings dry hops||1.00 oz|
|Mash at||151º F|
|Sparge at||170º F|
|Boil time||120 minutes|
|pitching temp||57.5º F|
|Yeast||Wyeast 1028 London Ale (Worthington White Shield)|
You can find this recipe, along with history of British brewing during WW I, and ludicrous number of recipes, iin my latest book. Buy several copies and give the spare ones to your friends.