As you can see, they were using quite a lot of old hops – some were three seasons old. At any one period there was little variation in the hopping. All the beers received the same hops, Mild or Bitter.
There was one exception, however. That was SS Stout, which also contained a quantity of hopulon, which I assume is some sort of hop concentrate. It’s a bit odd that a Kent brewery surrounded by hop fields should use a concentrate. Especially as this was almost certainly imported.
|Shepherd Neame hops in 1947|
|Beer||Style||OG||hop 1||hop 2||hop 3||hop 4|
|MB||Mild||1027.1||English 1943||Kent 1945||Kent 1946|
|LDA||Pale Ale||1027.1||English 1943||Kent 1945||Kent 1946|
|AK||Pale Ale||1027.1||Kent 1944||Kent 1944||Kent 1946|
|BB||Pale Ale||1031.3||Kent 1944||Kent 1944||Kent 1946|
|BA||Pale Ale||1034.3||Kent 1944||Kent 1944||Kent 1946|
|SS||Stout||1027.1||English 1943||Kent 1945||Kent 1946||hopulon|
|1947 Shepherd Neame brewing book, held at the brewery.|