I have been considering lumping all these posts and a few extra recipes into a book. Which I'd predictably call AK!. Would anyone be interested in that? It wouldn't be a huge book, probably only about 60 or 70 pages.
There's a surprisingly large number of malts represented: seven in all. Though no single beer contains more than four and most only a couple. Most is in the form of base malt, which isn't all pale malt, as you might expect.
Strong used a combination of PA malt, the best-quality pale malt and mild malt. The latter seeming to negate the former. Not sure why they'd go for that combination. The others all stick with trusty old pale malt, except for the 1967 iteration of Eldridge Pope, which includes a hefty amount of lager malt.
Eldridge Pope's beer was the only one to use crystal malt. In the case of the 1982 version rather a lot, coming to almost 20% of the total grist.
|AK grists after WW II|
|Date||Year||Brewer||Beer||pale malt||PA malt||mild malt||black malt||crystal malt||lager malt|
|22nd Jan||1946||Shepherd Neame||AK||84.87%||2.27%|
|15th Jul||1947||Shepherd Neame||AK||92.31%|
|3rd Jan||1964||Eldridge Pope||BAK||76.49%||5.97%|
|6th Jan||1967||Eldridge Pope||BAK||49.86%||8.03%||19.39%|
|17th May||1982||Eldridge Pope||BAK||74.19%||19.35%|
|27th Jun||1984||Eldridge Pope||BAK||70.00%||10.00%|
|Strong brewing record, number 79A01-A3-3-27.|
|Eldridge Pope brewing record.|
|Shepherd Neame brewing record held at the brewery.|