Saturday, 13 February 2021

Another weird technical post

Simply intended to show - for the purpose of an argument on Martyn Cornell's blog about Baltic Porter - that Ny Carlsberg initially top-fermented their Porter.

This record in the Carlsberg archive excited me as soon as I was presented with it. As I immediately recognised it as a William Younger brewing book. 

A personal brewing book of of Carl Jacobsen, it kicks off with brewed in Edinburgh and Burton and concludes with ones back in Copenhagen.

In the second image you can see the yeast used for DBS, their Porter. It clearly says Evershed in the yeast column. The fermentation temperatures are also far higher than the brews with Carlsberg yeast.


A Brew Rat said...

I read Martyn Cornell's baltic porter blog post. He's a worse style nazi than the BJCP! Baltic porters should be restricted to only those brewed in Poland? Lagers only? He excludes my favorite Baltic porters, Sinebrychoff and Carnegie, which are both top-fermented and brewed in Scandinavia. Oh well, Michael Jackson made up the style, anyways.

Ron Pattinson said...

A Brew Rat,

I've been keeping my distance form that Baltic Porter argument. Not a hill I'm prepared to die on.