It was also the brewery’s classic IPA in the 19th century, weighing in at 1067º. The winds of time naturally eroded that somewhat, but it retained a reasonable gravity. With its gravity of over 1050º, it’s a typical interwar Best Bitter. Though, as the B suffix denotes, this was a beer intended for bottling.
The grist is much like the other beers from Truman’s Burton brewery. The base is a combination of pale and high-dried malt, though with rather less of the latter than their Mild Ales. The remainder of the grist consists of flaked maize and invert sugar. I’ve guessed No. 1 invert, but it could just have easily been No. 2.
The hops are, again, all English from the 1937 and 1938 harvests.
|1939 Truman Pale 1B|
|pale malt||9.00 lb||75.00%|
|high dried malt||1.50 lb||12.50%|
|flaked maize||1.00 lb||8.33%|
|No. 1 invert sugar||0.50 lb||4.17%|
|Fuggles 90 mins||1.00 oz|
|Fuggles 60 mins||0.75 oz|
|Goldings 30 mins||0.75 oz|
|Goldings dry hops||0.50 oz|
|Mash at||151.5º F|
|Sparge at||160º F|
|Boil time||90 minutes|
|pitching temp||59.5º F|
|Yeast||Wyeast 1028 London Ale (Worthington White Shield)|