Wednesday, 7 October 2020

Let's Brew Wednesday - 1940 William Younger Export

I'm still trundling slowly through William Younger's wartime records. Publishing some of the recipes makes me feel like I'm not totally wasting my time.

No surprise that the gravity of Younger’s Export has fallen since the start of the war. But not disastrously, just by 3º. It remained considerably stronger than the average.

I’m guessing it was at least sometimes sold on draught. Which would have made it about as strong as regular draught beer came. It remains generally the same: lightly hopped and with a very simple grist.

The only change to the grist is unexpected. With the proportion of grits being increased. The opposite is what I would have guessed, as grits needed to be imported. Perhaps Younger had stocked up before the start of hostilities. A small amount of malt from Californian barley was bulked out by English and Scottish malt.

Nothing very exciting about the copper hops, which were all from Kent. Mostly from the 1938 harvest, but with some from 1939.

1940 William Younger Export
pale malt 10.25 lb 82.00%
grits 2.25 lb 18.00%
Fuggles 105 min 1.00 oz
Fuggles 30 min 1.00 oz
Goldings dry hops 0.25 oz
OG 1051
FG 1013
ABV 5.03
Apparent attenuation 74.51%
IBU 22
Mash at 151º F
Sparge at 160º F
Boil time 105 minutes
pitching temp 60º F
Yeast WLP028 Edinburgh Ale


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