Saturday, 5 September 2020

Let's Brew - 1879 William Younger No. 2

Of Younger’s four numbered Ales, No. 1 and No. 3 had the most legs, stretching past WW II. No.2 didn’t quite manage such a long run, being discontinued during WW I.

It’s another very simple recipe. It includes two types of pale malt. That’s about all I can say about the malt, as the description is an unreadable squiggle. If you were to hold a gun to my head, I’d guess that some was from foreign barley.

The hops are listed as Spalt, American, Californian and Kent. The quantity of Spalt, however, is so small that I’ve combined it with the Goldings. As in the recipe below, the bulk of the hops were from the USA.

Lasting 8 days, the fermentation was longer than most at Younger. Fairly warm, too, as most of it was in the high 60’s F.

The finished beer looks to be very pale and very bitter. It probably tastes like a modern DIPA.

1879 William Younger No. 2
pale malt 19.50 lb 100.00%
Cluster 90 min 3.50 oz
Cluster 60 min 3.50 oz
Goldings 30 min 1.75 oz
Goldings dry hops 1.50 oz
OG 1084
FG 1035
ABV 6.48
Apparent attenuation 58.33%
IBU 135
Mash at 156º F
Sparge at 165º F
Boil time 90 minutes
pitching temp 55º F
Yeast WLP028 Edinburgh Ale

This recipe is in my wonderful book, Let's Brew!:

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