Tuesday, 8 December 2020

Let's Brew Wednesday - 1942 William Younger DBS Btlg

Younger was still plugging away with its Stout, DBS, and in reasonable quantities. Mostly, but not completely, limited to the colder half of the year.

The grist looks very different to that from 1941. But they have been even more changes than are at first apparent. This particular beer was brewed very late in the year, in December. And, in 1942, recipes were jumping around all over the place. Especially with regards to adjuncts.

Grits, rice, lactose and liquorice have all been dropped. Making the grist a good bit simpler. With a good bit more malt and just two adjuncts. One pretty obvious – roasted barley – and one rather less – rye. I’m presuming in flaked form, based on where it appears in the brewing record.

No surprise is that the OG has dropped. As has the hopping rate, a little.

Speaking of hops, they are all of a single type: Kent from the 1941 harvest.

1942 William Younger DBS Btlg
pale malt 8.25 lb 66.00%
roasted barley 1.00 lb 8.00%
crystal malt 60L 1.00 lb 8.00%
flaked rye 2.00 lb 16.00%
caramel 1000 SRM 0.25 lb 2.00%
Fuggles 150 min 1.00 oz
Fuggles 60 min 0.75 oz
Fuggles 30 min 0.75 oz
Goldings dry hops 0.50 oz
OG 1053
FG 1015
ABV 5.03
Apparent attenuation 71.70%
IBU 30
SRM 34
Mash at 153º F
Sparge at 160º F
Boil time 150 minutes
pitching temp 61º F
Yeast WLP028 Edinburgh Ale

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