Saturday, 1 May 2021

Let's Brew - 1945 William Younger No 3

It's a time for celebration. I've finished the last of the 531 recipes in my upcoming book "Blitzkrieg!"

I'm so glad it's all over. I've spent a big chunk of the last two years researching and writing these fuckers. How do I feel now? Relieved.

A very late war beer here. War in Europe, at least. This No.3 was brewed exactly a month before Hitler topped himself. Meaning lucky drinkers could have toasted that happy event with this very beer.

Had the plotters blown Adolf to bits a year earlier, drinkers could have toasted the evil dictator’s demise with exactly the same beer. Just about. The balance of base malt to flaked barley had tipped slightly in the favour of the latter. So slightly, that even the best taster would have been unlikely to notice the change.

Not much excitement with the hopping, where there was a single type of Kent hops from the 1943 harvest. 

1945 William Younger No. 3
pale malt 7.75 lb 72.94%
flaked barley 2.75 lb 25.88%
caramel 2000 SRM 0.125 lb 1.18%
Fuggles 75 min 0.75 oz
Fuggles 30 min 0.50 oz
Goldings dry hops 0.25 oz
OG 1044
FG 1013
ABV 4.10
Apparent attenuation 70.45%
IBU 15
SRM 19
Mash at 153º F
Sparge at 160º F
Boil time 75 minutes
pitching temp 60º F
Yeast WLP028 Edinburgh Ale


Chris Pickles said...

"Better Bottled by Brindleys"

That slogan was on off licenses all over Bradford many years ago - before my drinking days.

Greg Habel said...

Congrats on completing the recipes for your books. You have inspired me to look into what my grandfather would have drank in the 1920-1950 era in Ontario, Canada.