Wednesday 7 December 2022

Let's Brew Wednesday - 1909 Truman London & Country Runner

Just a tiny bit stronger than the bottling version was Truman’s standard draught Porter. With the snappy name of London and Country Runner.

Though very similar in strength, the grist is very different. Much simpler, really. There’s no brown, crystal or oat malt. On the other hand, there’s roast barley in addition to black malt. I’m guessing that the two beers tasted quite different.

Just one type of Fowler sugar this time around. For which I’ve substituted No.3 invert.

The hops were again all from the 1908 crop and two types from Worcester and one from Oregon. At a lower hopping rate of 6.1 lbs per quarter (336 lbs) compared to 8.2 lbs in the Bottling Porter. 

1909 Truman London & Country Runner
pale malt 8.25 lb 71.74%
black malt 0.50 lb 4.35%
roast barley 0.50 lb 4.35%
flaked maize 0.50 lb 4.35%
No. 3 invert sugar 1.25 lb 10.87%
caramel 500 SRM 0.50 lb 4.35%
Cluster 105 mins 0.50 oz
Fuggles105 mins 0.50 oz
Fuggles 60 mins 1.00 oz
Fuggles 30 mins 1.00 oz
Goldings dry hops 0.25 oz
OG 1054
FG 1014
ABV 5.29
Apparent attenuation 74.07%
IBU 38
SRM 37
Mash at 151º F
Sparge at 175º F
Boil time 105 minutes
pitching temp 61º F
Yeast Wyeast 1099 Whitbread Ale

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