Saturday, 9 September 2017

Let’s brew 1935 Barclay Perkins A

Great news! I managed to find the missing folder where the 1935 Barclay Perkins brewing records are. That’s a relief. I’ll explain later how it happened.

This is the weakest of the three Milds in the parti-gyle. Really this is the descendent of WW I Government Ale, which was later called Ale 4d when the old name was forbidden. The government wasn’t too happy about being associated with watery beer for some reason. It came in two versions A and RA (Royal Ale), the only difference being that RA was given triple the rate of priming sugar, raising the effective OG to 1033º. Both versions retailed for 4d per pint.

Other than that, it’s much the same as XX, just a good bit weaker. Oddly enough, while X and XX both came in semi-dark and dark versions, this beer was only available as semi-dark. No idea why that might be.

1935 Barclay Perkins A
pale malt 1.25 lb 19.17%
mild malt 2.75 lb 42.18%
crystal malt 60 L 0.33 lb 5.06%
amber malt 0.50 lb 7.67%
maize 1.00 lb 15.34%
No. 2 invert sugar 0.66 lb 10.12%
caramel 0.03 lb 0.46%
Fuggles 150 mins 0.50 oz
Fuggles 60 mins 0.50 oz
Fuggles 30 mins 0.25 oz
OG 1031
FG 1006.5
ABV 3.24
Apparent attenuation 79.03%
IBU 17
SRM 11
Mash at 155º F
Sparge at 170º F
Boil time 150 minutes
pitching temp 62º F
Yeast Wyeast 1099 Whitbread Ale

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