Coincidentally, 1032º had been the OG of PA 5d before the war. While Maclay’s only other Pale Ale at this point, Export, had a gravity similar to pre-war PA 6d. Effectively all their beers had moved down one strength class.
In Scotland, where few breweries made true Mild Ales, PA 6d filled the slot occupied in England by Ordinary Mild. After the war, it continued in this role, often coloured up enough at racking time to pass for Dark Mild. Though it retained the name PA 6d in the brew house, it was usually sold as 60/- in the pub, especially when in cask form.
There have been some subtle changes to the grist. Flaked maize has been replaced by flaked barley and there’s been an addition of a small quantity of malted oats. Neither of these changes would have been voluntary.
The hops, as you would expect, are all English. No idea of their age, as Maclay didn’t bother recording that.
|1944 Maclay PA 6d|
|pale malt||5.75 lb||79.11%|
|malted oats||0.50 lb||6.88%|
|flaked barley||0.50 lb||6.88%|
|No. 1 invert sugar||0.50 lb||6.88%|
|caramel 2000 SRM||0.018 lb||0.25%|
|Fuggles 120 min||0.33 oz|
|Fuggles 60 min||0.33 oz|
|Goldings 30 min||0.33 oz|
|Goldings dry hops||0.25 oz|
|Mash at||147º F|
|After underlet||155º F|
|Sparge at||170º F|
|Boil time||120 minutes|
|pitching temp||60º F|
|Yeast||WLP028 Edinburgh Ale|