Saturday 30 July 2022

Let's Brew - 1885 William Younger H 60/-

You’re probably starting to wonder about the logic of Younger’s naming conventions, as H 60/- is weaker than two 50/- variants. Confusing, or what?

While we’re on the topic of confusion, don’t confuse this 60/- with the modern style with the same name. They have nothing in common and there is no link between them. 1885 60/- is a type of Mild Ale, post-1945 60/- is a type of Pale Ale.

There’s the usual mix of base malts and bugger all else. Except for an enigmatic entry scribbled in above the malts “1 flg. Pat.” At least that’s what I think it says. Then in the copper columns "1 in C". Does that mean patent malt was added to the copper? If so, what unit is “flg.”?

Loads of different hops again. Two types of Kent, Californian, Spalt and American, all from the 1884 harvest. It’s unusual to see all hops from the most recent harvest in a beer. Other than some really posh ones. Younger wasn’t using any old hops at all.

Given the spread of barrels it was racked into, I’d say this was both a draught and a bottled beer.

1885 William Younger H 60/-
pale malt 9.25 lb 100.00%
Cluster 120 min 1.00 oz
Spalt 60 min 0.50 oz
Fuggles 30 min 0.75 oz
Goldings dry hops 0.75 oz
OG 1040
FG 1012
ABV 3.70
Apparent attenuation 70.00%
IBU 37
Mash at 154º F
Sparge at 163º F
Boil time 120 minutes
pitching temp 61º F
Yeast WLP028 Edinburgh Ale



1 comment:

Rob Sterowski said...

A “flagon” of patent malt? Some sort of jug they happened to have hanging around in the brewhouse?