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%|
|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|
|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.