Tetley brewed a lot of Milds. Which is why I love them so much. Parti-gyled with XX, X3 was Tetley’s second-strongest Mild. Why they brewed quite so many. I’m not sure. Most breweries by this point only brewed two or three at most. Including the differently-coloured versions, Tetley had seven in their portfolio.
It's not a complicated recipe. Just base malt and sugar. Though there were two types of base malt. That makes the recipe a bit more exciting.
Oddly, as Mild generally got darker as the 20th century rolled along, the Tetley's Mild I loved was quite a bit paler. I now know exactly how much paler, as I've seen the brewery specifications. It was only around 13 SRM.
|1904 Tetley X3|
|mild malt||5.50 lb||42.31%|
|pale malt||5.50 lb||42.31%|
|No. 3 invert sugar||2.00 lb||15.38%|
|Fuggles 90 mins||2.25 oz|
|Fuggles 30 mins||2.25 oz|
|Mash at||150º F|
|Sparge at||165º F|
|Boil time||90 minutes|
|pitching temp||60º F|
|Yeast||Wyeast 1469 West Yorkshire Ale Timothy Taylor|