Saturday, 28 November 2020

Let's Brew - 1942 William Younger No. 1

A few lucky souls were, even in 1942, lucky enough to still be drinking strong Scotch Ale. Though No. 1 was getting progressively weaker.

Kicking off the war at 1084º, it dropped to 1082º and then 1081º in 1940. Where it remained for more than a year. Only in 1942 were there further reductions, in January to 1076º and in February to 1071º. Though it did rise back to 1076º in 1943.

Given how much Younger was playing around with different adjuncts early in 1942, the grist is surprisingly similar to that of the previous year. The individual elements are all the same, the only change being a reduction if the quantity of rice used from 7 to 5 quarters.

The hopping rate has fallen a little, from 4.75 lbs per quarter (336 lbs) of malt to 4.5 lbs. This, combined with the age of the hops – all were from the 1940 harvest – has cut the calculated IBUs from 30 to 24. As usual, all the hops were from Kent.

1942 William Younger No. 1
pale malt 11.25 lb 59.21%
crystal malt 120L 1.50 lb 7.89%
grits 2.00 lb 10.53%
flaked rice 3.75 lb 19.74%
lactose 0.50 lb 2.63%
Fuggles 150 min 0.75 oz
Fuggles 60 min 0.75 oz
Fuggles 30 min 0.75 oz
Goldings dry hops 0.25 oz
OG 1071
FG 1022
ABV 6.48
Apparent attenuation 69.01%
IBU 24
SRM 16
Mash at 155º F
Sparge at 160º F
Boil time 150 minutes
pitching temp 59º F
Yeast WLP028 Edinburgh Ale


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