Monday, 17 May 2021

AK adjuncts after WW II

My apologies. We weren't quite done with AK. I'd forgotten that I hadn't finished running through post-war AK.

I've lumped together adjuncts and malt extract, for no real reason other than that the table would have been ridiculously small. 

Not there's much to say, even with the added extra ingredient. The Shepherd Neame examples, coming from just after the was have the obligatory. They would have dropped it from the AK recipe a few years later, had AK itself not already been dropped.

Eldridge Pope were big fans of wheat flour, with almost 13% in the 1984 version. I still don't get this. Was flour cheap or ws it just for head retention. If the latter, some of the quantities seem larger than necessary.

The small quantities of  malt extract implies that it was used for diastatic purposes. Which, to be honest, was the normal reason. Which sort of justifies it being here rather than with the sugars as it would have been added to the mash tun rather than the copper.

AK adjuncts after WW II
Date Year Brewer Beer wheat flour flaked barley malt extract
22nd Jan 1946 Shepherd Neame AK   11.57% 1.29%
15th Jul 1947 Shepherd Neame AK   6.29% 1.40%
19th Mar 1952 Strong SAK     1.94%
3rd Jan 1964 Eldridge Pope BAK 4.88%   3.25%
6th Jan 1967 Eldridge Pope BAK 10.53%   4.06%
17th May 1982 Eldridge Pope BAK 6.45%    
27th Jun 1984 Eldridge Pope BAK 12.86%    
Strong brewing record, number 79A01-A3-3-27.
Eldridge Pope brewing record.
Shepherd Neame brewing record held at the brewery.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The other thing that seems odd about the flour is I would think the mash would turn into glue with 10-12%. I wonder if they had some way to keep water constantly circulating to keep it from becoming like concrete.