Saturday, 28 January 2023

Let's Brew - 1904 Tetley X3

The people have spoken. Mild it is. And, as one person suggested Tetley's Mild, taht's what I've gone with.

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
OG 1062.9
FG 1014.7
ABV 6.38
Apparent attenuation 76.63%
IBU 51
SRM 14
Mash at 150º F
Sparge at 165º F
Boil time 90 minutes
pitching temp 60º F
Yeast Wyeast 1469 West Yorkshire Ale Timothy Taylor



Phil said...

6.38! That'll put hair on your chest.

Anonymous said...


This recipe is way outside of BJCP style guidelines.


just kidding.....

Anonymous said...

Any indication how much this was carbed? This looks like a good one to try.

Ron Pattinson said...


it was probably primed in the cask with sugar and left to condition for a week or two.

Foggy Noggin Brewing said...

Foggy Noggin Brewed this beer and will pouring it next weekend at our brewery

Ron Pattinson said...

Foggy Noggin Brewing,

I wish I could be there to try some.