Tuesday 25 December 2018

Drinkalongathon 2018 - Bowmore, Top of the Pops and a Christmas Stout recipe


A Stout brewed on the last Christmas day before WW I! Which fits is perfectly with the Christmas Top of the Pops, which is another remnant to a long-disappeared world.

The Bowmore would make a perfect accompaniment to the Younger's Double Stout. They are both Scottish after all. And the rough smokiness of the whisky would plane the silky smoothness of the Stout. Or perhaps compensate for it pathetic 5.7% ABV.

Andrew has appeared. Not that you'd know it from the conversation. He's plugged into his brain-sucker. No more than the occasional grunt is to be expected.

Starter is on its way. Once that's gone I can get the duck in the oven.

25th December 1913 William Younger DBS
pale malt 6.00 lb 42.86%
black malt 0.75 lb 5.36%
chocolate malt 0.75 lb 5.36%
grits 4.75 lb 33.93%
caramel 0.50 lb 3.57%
No. 3 invert sugar 1.25 lb 8.93%
Cluster 90 min 2.00 oz
Cluster 60 min 2.00 oz
Fuggles 30 min 1.50 oz
Goldings dry hops 1.00 oz
OG 1065
FG 1022
ABV 5.69
Apparent attenuation 66.15%
IBU 92
SRM 47
Mash at 151º F
Sparge at 160º F
Boil time 135 minutes
pitching temp 59.5º F
Yeast WLP028 Edinburgh Ale

I hadn't forgotten that it's Wednesday.


Steve N said...

Isn’t it Tuesday?

Dan Klingman said...

I think it's still Tuesday, but letting it slide as there is alcohol involved...