Wednesday, 10 May 2023

Let's Brew Wednesday - 1940 Truman Stock 2

This is frustrating. While I understand exactly how Stock 1 was handled and what name it was sold under, I know next to nothing about Stock 2.

Intriguingly, I’ve no other brewing record for it. I’ve numbered Truman Ales for 1 right down to 8. Except for 2. My guess is that it was the first of Truman’s numbered range to be dropped. It’s sudden reappearance in 1940 must be connected to the war. Perhaps it was a weaker version of Barley Wine.

While the grist contains most of the elements found in Truman’s other beers, there are some differences. The most obvious being that Stock 2 was an all-malt beer. At least a non-adjunct beer. The flaked rice in all their other beers is absent here.

Just like Stock 1, it's insanely heavily hopped. Which is logical, as they were parti-gyled together. Around 5 lbs per barrel.Despite them being low-alpha acid English hops, that still leaves the calculated bitterness level just short of 100 IBU. 

1940 Truman Stock 2
pale malt 14.50 lb 71.60%
high dried malt 4.75 lb 23.46%
No. 3 invert sugar 1.00 lb 4.94%
Fuggles 150 mins 3.25 oz
Fuggles 60 mins 3.25 oz
Goldings 30 mins 3.25 oz
Goldings dry hops 0.50 oz
OG 1088.5
FG 1027.5
ABV 8.07
Apparent attenuation 68.93%
IBU 96
SRM 13
Mash at 155º F
Sparge at 160º F
Boil time 150 minutes
pitching temp 58º F
Yeast Wyeast 1028 London Ale (Worthington White Shield)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Still strong and very bitter