To complement their stronger XX Mild, Fullers also brewed the weaker X. The war hadn’t been kind to X, dropping it to minimum OG, down from a more respectable 1033º in 1939. At least it wasn’t going to get any weaker. Though, at just 2.5% ABV, it wasn’t really an intoxicating beverage.
You won’t be surprised that it was parti-gyled with XX, hence the grists are identical. As are the hops, which were all English from the 1943 harvest. So reasonably fresh.
Though X was Fullers biggest seller, they dis brew considerable quantities of XX. In this particular parti-gyle there were 225 barrels of X and 155 barrels of XX.
|1944 Fullers X|
|pale malt||5.00 lb||83.33%|
|flaked barley||0.75 lb||12.50%|
|caramel 1000 SRM||0.125 lb||2.08%|
|Fuggles 90 min||0.50 oz|
|Fuggles 30 min||0.50 oz|
|Mash at||147º F|
|After underlet||150º F|
|Sparge at||168º F|
|Boil time||90 minutes|
|pitching temp||62º F|
|Yeast||WLP002 English Ale|