This is the last hurray of Fullers version. Literally stricken form history. A slightly later brewing record has AK crossed out, as Fullers drastically overhauled their range of Pale Ales. It started the war with such a low gravity and brewed in such small quantities that it was never going to last the duration.
AK as a type was driven to near extermination by two world wars. Its mistake being to start off pretty weak. In the late 19th century, dozens of breweries produced a beer called AK. After WW II, there were no more than a handful left.
This example was parti-gyled, as usual, with PA and XK.
Turning to the recipe, the flaked maize has been dropped in favour of flaked rice. As you would expect. Otherwise, there’s not a lot of change.
There were four types of English hops, one from the 1939 harvest, the rest from 1938.
|1940 Fullers AK|
|pale malt||5.75 lb||87.44%|
|flaked rice||0.75 lb||11.41%|
|No. 2 invert sugar||0.033 lb||0.50%|
|caramel 1000 SRM||0.01 lb||0.15%|
|Fuggles 90 min||1.00 oz|
|Goldings 30 min||1.00 oz|
|Goldings dry hops||0.25 oz|
|Mash at||151º F|
|After underlet||153º F|
|Sparge at||168º F|
|Boil time||90 minutes|
|pitching temp||62º F|
|Yeast||WLP002 English Ale|