Saturday, 23 May 2020

Let's Brew - 1945 Boddington XX

I've just realised that it's May and I haven't published anu Mild recipes. How remiss of me. And what better way to put that to rights than with a nice watery WW II Mild.

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
OG 1028
FG 1005
ABV 3.04
Apparent attenuation 82.14%
IBU 20
SRM 13
Mash at 146º F
Sparge at 162º F
Boil time 125 minutes
pitching temp 62º F
Yeast Wyeast 1318 London ale III (Boddingtons)

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