Tax was charged on a “standard barrel” – 36 imperial gallons at 1055º. A weaker or stronger beer was charged at a proportional rate. Thus two barrels of 1027.5º made one standard barrel. But there was a restriction. The minimum rate of tax was the equivalent of a 1027º beer. So if you brewed a beer at 1020º, you paid tax as if it were 1027º. Clearly this was a financially unattractive move. Making 1027º the weakest anyone ever brewed.
The biggest change from the 1943 recipe is the replacement of flaked oats by flaked barley. This was a change once again dictated by the authorities. Breweries had to use a certain proportion of flaked barley whether they wanted to or not.
With two coloured malts, the grist is quite unusual for a Mild. Few contained anything darker than crystal and often not even that.
The hops were exactly the same as in the PA, that is English from the 1942 and 1943 harvests.
|1944 Adnams XX|
|mild malt||4.00 lb||66.01%|
|crystal malt 80 L||0.33 lb||5.45%|
|amber malt||0.33 lb||5.45%|
|flaked barley||1.00 lb||16.50%|
|No. 3 invert sugar||0.33 lb||5.45%|
|caramel 2000 SRM||0.07 lb||1.16%|
|Fuggles 120 mins||0.50 oz|
|Fuggles 60 mins||0.25 oz|
|Goldings 30 mins||0.25 oz|
|Mash at||148º F|
|After underlet||150º F|
|Sparge at||165º F|
|Boil time||120 minutes|
|pitching temp||60º F|