Wednesday 21 September 2022

Let's Brew Wednesday - 1885 William Younger 140/-

I warned you this would be a long slog. We’re not even all the way through the Shilling Ales yet. William Younger really did brew a crazy number of different beers. More than any other brewery I’ve come across. And not just by a little bit. More than double the next most prolific brewery.

This was another parti-gyle, but not with the 120/- we’ve just seen. This one was with its bigger brother 160/-.

The same two elements – base malt and “DM” sugar – were used as in 120/-. The proportions are a bit different. With 140/- having around 50% more sugar.

The hopping rate was higher than 120/- at 8.5 lbs per quarter of malt compared to 6.25 lbs. Which has a pretty big impact on the bitterness: 116 IBU to 76 IBU. (Those are calculated, of course.)

As was usual with William Younger, there were a shitload of different hops. Kent from the 1884 harvest, Californian from 1884, Bohemian from 1885, American from 1885 and American from 1884. 

1885 William Younger 140/-
pale malt 19.25 lb 88.51%
brown sugar 2.50 lb 11.49%
Cluster 150 min 4.75 oz
Fuggles 60 min 2.50 oz
Saaz 30 min 2.50 oz
OG 1101
FG 1043
ABV 7.67
Apparent attenuation 57.43%
IBU 116
SRM 14
Mash at 152º F
Sparge at 163º F
Boil time 150 minutes
pitching temp 56º F
Yeast WLP028 Edinburgh Ale


Rob Sterowski said...

The hop utilisation must have been miserable, which is probably why the hops had enough ooomph left over to be re-boiled in weaker beers.

Anonymous said...

Do you think "DM sugar" is not dextrin-maltose then?