I spent the week mostly transcribing William Younger records. One of which was for this little beauty. So at least I haven't been totally wasting my time.
A year into the war William Younger was still churning out reasonable quantities of pretty strong beer.
No. 1 has lost 3º from its gravity, but it still weighs in at over 7% ABV. Not bad at all for WW II, even if it was still early days.
Only one real change has occurred to the recipe: replacing grits with rice. I’m guessing that the supply of grits wasn’t great. Younger hadn’t dropped them completely: about half their beers still contained them. I suspect that the rice wasn’t in flaked form as there still seems to have been a cereal mash.
Otherwise, the recipe is almost identical to that from 1939, save for there being a little less pale malt.
Two types of Kent hops were used, from the 1938 and 1939 harvests.
|1940 William Younger No. 1|
|pale malt||13.00 lb||68.42%|
|crystal malt 120L||1.50 lb||7.89%|
|flaked rice||3.75 lb||19.74%|
|Fuggles 150 min||1.00 oz|
|Fuggles 60 min||1.00 oz|
|Fuggles 30 min||1.00 oz|
|Goldings dry hops||0.25 oz|
|Mash at||154º F|
|Sparge at||160º F|
|Boil time||150 minutes|
|pitching temp||58.5º F|
|Yeast||WLP028 Edinburgh Ale|