Not because I haven't collected enough material. Quite the opposite. I've too much. Pruning it down is taking a lot of work. Plus there are all the nice tables I have to assemble.
Let’s compare the Stouts of four major London brewers. Where we have three 8d per pint beers and two 7d per pint ones.
There’s quite a bit of difference in the hopping rate across the different breweries. Ranging for 6 lbs per quarter (336 lbs) of malt at Courage to 7.5 lbs at Truman. Enough, I’m sure, to have made Truman’s beers noticeably more hoppy.
A relatively poor rate of attenuation is a feature of all the Stouts for which I have the FG. Though, as these beers were cask-conditioned, the FG when served would have been a little lower.
If you're wondering why there's no Fuller's Stout, it's because they discontinued it in 1931.
|Pre-WW II London Stout|
|Year||Brewer||Beer||OG||OG after primings||FG||ABV||App. Atten-uation||lbs hops/ qtr||hops lb/brl|
|Courage brewing record held at the London Metropolitan Archives, document number ACC/2305/08/263.|
|Barclay Perkins brewing record held at the London Metropolitan Archives, document number ACC/2305/01/621.|
|Whitbread brewing record held at the London Metropolitan Archives, document number LMA/4453/D/09/125.|
|Truman gyle book held at the London Metropolitan Archives, document number B/THB/C/114.|