Wednesday 27 July 2022

Let's Brew Wednesday - 1885 William Younger B 50/-

Just a couple of degrees stronger is another subtype of 50/-. Often “B” stands for “bottling” in brewhouse names. Not sure that’s the case here, given that it was mostly racked into barrels and half barrels. Which suggests a draught beer.

Unlike most Scottish breweries, Younger wasn’t that into parti-gyling. And when they did opt for it, sometimes it was in a non-standard way. Such as here. This shared a mash with the S 50/- above, but the two beers were hopped and boiled separately.

Which explains how this beer is both much more heavily hopped and contains an extra ingredient: sugar. Not sure exactly which type of sugar, but let’s go with old lovely No. 1 invert. It could be something darker. Especially as there’s a note in the log saying “colour too high”.

A more usual three types of hops here: Kent, Spalt and American, all from the 1884 season.

1885 William Younger B 50/-
pale malt 9.25 lb 94.87%
No. 1 invert sugar 0.50 lb 5.13%
Cluster 90 min 0.50 oz
Spalt 60 min 0.50 oz
Fuggles 30 min 0.50 oz
Goldings dry hops 0.50 oz
OG 1044
FG 1016
ABV 3.70
Apparent attenuation 63.64%
IBU 29
SRM 4.5
Mash at 156º F
Sparge at 163º F
Boil time 150 minutes
pitching temp 61º F
Yeast WLP028 Edinburgh Ale

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