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|
|Mash at||153º F|
|Sparge at||160º F|
|Boil time||75 minutes|
|pitching temp||60º F|
|Yeast||WLP028 Edinburgh Ale|