Wednesday, 22 December 2021

Let's Brew Wednesday - 1909 Whitbread FA

Not much of a recipe today. I spent several hours messing around getting my booster jab. I don't feel inclined to write much. Which is handy, as I've bugger all to say about this particular beer.

Completing the set of Whitbread Pale Ales is Family Ale. A beer which had been around since the 1870s. Though it had lost a few degrees in gravity. And also remarkably similar to something else.

Namely IPA. The ingredients, OG and hopping rate of FA are just about identical with those of IPA. It makes you wonder why they bothered brewing two identical products. FA would be another victim if WW I, last being brewed in 1918.

All fresh East Kent hops, again, three types all from the 1908 season.

1909 Whitbread FA
pale malt 8.00 lb 80.00%
no. 1 sugar 2.00 lb 20.00%
Goldings 105 mins 1.75 oz
Goldings 60 mins 1.75 oz
Goldings 30 mins 1.75 oz
Goldings dry hops 0.50 oz
OG 1049.3
FG 1014
ABV 4.67
Apparent attenuation 71.60%
IBU 69
SRM 6.5
Mash at 151º F
Sparge at 165º F
Boil time 105 minutes
pitching temp 59º F
Yeast Wyeast 1099 Whitbread ale


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on getting the booster, Ron. Stay safe.