The quantities were tiny, too. Over a period of 5 months, it was brewed just three times. In batches of around 25 barrels. A couple of hundred barrels over a year, at most. Quite a contrast to today.
At 1067º, it looks to me like a Stock Pale Ale. “Run into Puns [puncheons]” it says at the bottom of the fermentation record. A puncheon being a large cask. Too large a cask to be sent out to pubs.
The grist has very little to it. A single type of English pale malt and No. 1 invert sugar. That’s it. Not a great deal to discuss there.
There’s little more to talk about with the hops. Worcester from the 1888 crop. All in all, it’s a very simple recipe.
My guess would be a minimum of 9 months, probably more than 12 months of ageing.
|1889 Harveys Pale Ale|
|pale malt||10.00 lb||76.92%|
|No. 1 invert sugar||3.00 lb||23.08%|
|Fuggles 120 mins||2.50 oz|
|Fuggles 60 mins||2.50 oz|
|Fuggles 30 mins||2.50 oz|
|Goldings dry hops||1.00 oz|
|Mash at||152º F|
|Sparge at||165º F|
|Boil time||120 minutes|
|pitching temp||58.25º F|
|Yeast||White Labs WLP025 Southwold|