The gravity was down about 20% on its pre-war level, more the fall in average OG which was about 15%. In general, strong beers suffered heavily from gravity cuts. That’s if they were still brewed at all. Little over 5% ABV was brewed in the later war years.
The effective OG would have been a point or two higher on account of the primings added at racking time: 2 quarts per barrel of a sugar solution with a gravity of around 1150º.
The grist isn’t hugely different from pre-war. The base malt has been simplified, with the mild malt and pale malt being dropped in favour of 100% SA malt. For which I’ve substituted mild malt. Confusing, I know. And flaked barley replaces flaked rice. Bizarrely, there’s a small amount of lager malt. I’m guessing because they had some spare lying around.
The hops were Kent Fuggles from the 1941 and 1943 harvests and Mid-Kent Fuggles from 1943. The dry hops were East Kent Goldings from 1944.
|1944 Barclay Perkins KK (trade)|
|mild malt||6.50 lb||68.10%|
|amber malt||0.75 lb||7.86%|
|crystal malt 60 L||0.50 lb||5.24%|
|lager malt||0.25 lb||2.62%|
|flaked barley||0.67 lb||7.02%|
|No. 3 invert sugar||0.75 lb||7.86%|
|caramel 1000 SRM||0.125 lb||1.31%|
|Fuggles 90 mins||0.75 oz|
|Fuggles 60 mins||0.75 oz|
|Fuggles 30 mins||0.75 oz|
|Goldings dry hops||0.50 oz|
|Mash at||147º F|
|After underlet||152º F|
|Sparge at||165º F|
|Boil time||90 minutes|
|pitching temp||60º F|
|Yeast||Wyeast 1099 Whitbread ale|