Saturday, 6 August 2022

Let's Brew - 1885 William Younger 80/-

A reminder that this has no connection with post-WW II 80/- or Export. Also, note that there was no 70/- brewed in the 19th century. After 60/-, beers incremented by 20/- at a time.

I won’t discuss the recipe, as it was identical to the 60/- above, with which it was parti-gyled. Not that there’s much to discuss, grist-wise. There’s just base malt and nowt else.

While most of Younger’s beers were dry-hopped, neither 60/- mor 80/- were. Not sure why that was. Perhaps because they were exclusively bottled beers. I’m guessing that because they were both only racked into half and quarter hogsheads.

I’m sure that the real FG of these Shilling Ales was lower than in the recipe below. I think these are cleansing rather than racking gravities. Plus there would have been secondary fermentation either before bottling or consumption, if on draught. 

1885 William Younger 80/-
pale malt 14.75 lb 100.00%
Cluster 120 min 1.25 oz
Spalt 60 min 0.50 oz
Fuggles 30 min 1.25 oz
OG 1064
FG 1029
ABV 4.63
Apparent attenuation 54.69%
IBU 41
Mash at 154º F
Sparge at 163º F
Boil time 120 minutes
pitching temp 59º F
Yeast WLP028 Edinburgh Ale


Anonymous said...

Can you explain what a cleansing gravity is?

Ron Pattinson said...


the gravity when most of the yeast has been removed.