Saturday, 28 May 2022

Let's Brew - 1909 Truman X

A final Mild recipe for Mild Month. I've published a couple of things on the topic. I've done my bit.

When WW I was lurking the corner, the recipe of Truman X was starting to look rather familiar. Rather like that of a modern Dark Mild. Except in terms of gravity, that is.

Which is an impressive 1057º.  Though that is 6º down on 1881. It would be all downhill, gravity-wise, from here on.

Mild and crystal malt formed the bulk of the grist. Along with some flaked maize. The sugar was No. 2 invert and not No. 3 as you might have expected. Which is why the colour is fairly pale. Semi-dark, I’d call it.

Considerably fewer hops were chucked in the copper than back in 1881. As you’d expect the (calculated) bitterness is much lower, 37 IBU compared to 65 IBU. The hops themselves were English, Oregon and Hallertau, all from the 1908 harvest. 

1909 Truman X
mild malt 8.75 lb 74.47%
crystal malt 0.50 lb 4.26%
flaked maize 1.00 lb 8.51%
No. 2 invert sugar 1.50 lb 12.77%
Cluster 90 mins 0.50 oz
Fuggles 90 mins 0.50 oz
Fuggles 60 mins 1.00 oz
Hallertau 30 mins 1.00 oz
OG 1057
FG 1014
ABV 5.69
Apparent attenuation 75.44%
IBU 37
SRM 10
Mash at 153º F
Sparge at 170º F
Boil time 90 minutes
pitching temp 60.5º F
Yeast Wyeast 1099 Whitbread Ale

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