This is about as fresh as any of my recipes get. I only harvested the brewing record earlier this week and the recipe itself I wrote yesterday. I'm almost done with Boddington for WW II. Just a couple of 1946 recipes to knock up and that's it.
As with IP, XX isn’t a great deal different from the version of the year previous. Same OG, same ingredients. Just small difference in the proportions of those ingredients.
There’s a little more crystal malt and flaked barley. And a little less malt extract. The other proportions are more or less unchanged.
Just to spice things up, there was just a single type of English hops, from the 1943 season. And a couple of pounds of that hopulon stuff. Which at this point was reserved exclusively for XX. IP got 100% actual hops.
In terms of calculated colour and bitterness, it’s identical to the 1944 iteration.
|1945 Boddington XX|
|pale malt||4.00 lb||63.19%|
|crystal malt 80 L||0.75 lb||11.85%|
|black malt||0.125 lb||1.97%|
|flaked barley||1.00 lb||15.80%|
|malt extract||0.125 lb||1.97%|
|No. 3 invert sugar||0.33 lb||5.21%|
|Fuggles 125 mins||0.75 oz|
|Fuggles 30 mins||0.75 oz|
|Mash at||146º F|
|Sparge at||162º F|
|Boil time||125 minutes|
|pitching temp||62º F|
|Yeast||Wyeast 1318 London ale III (Boddingtons)|