Wednesday 1 March 2023

Let's brew Wednesday - 1908 Drybrough PI 60/-

Getting bored of Scottish IPA yet? Don't worry, I'm just about done.

What’s more fun than a Scottish IPA? Especially one which fits in so poorly with the modern concept of the style.

It was the top of Drybrough’s range of Pale Ales. Were they really IPAs? Well, the brew house name certainly implies that’s what the brewery thought they were. Who am I to argue with the brewers?

For the period, it has a rather complicated grist, with no fewer than six elements. Only one of which is malt. Though the there were five different types of base malt: African, Californian, Ushak (eastern Turkey), Norfolk and French. Which was pretty typical for a Scottish brewery.

On top of that, there were two different adjuncts: flaked rice and flaked maize. Which is unusual. Brewers usually went for one or the other. Not really sure why they did that.

There were four types of hops, three from the 1907 crop – English, Fuggles and Bavarian – along with American from 1906. Just not a great quantity of them. Less than you would have found in the weakest London Mild. 

1908 Drybrough PI 60/-
pale malt 8.75 lb 74.85%
flaked rice 1.25 lb 10.69%
flaked maize 0.50 lb 4.28%
No. 1 invert sugar 0.67 lb 5.73%
No. 2 invert sugar 0.50 lb 4.28%
Caramel 500 SRM 0.02 lb 0.17%
Cluster 120 mins 0.75 oz
Fuggles 90 mins 0.75 oz
Hallertau 60 mins 0.50 oz
Goldings 30 mins 0.50 oz
Goldings dry hops 0.50 oz
OG 1053
FG 1015
ABV 5.03
Apparent attenuation 71.70%
IBU 37
Mash at 150º F
Sparge at 165º F
Boil time 120 minutes
pitching temp 61º F
Yeast WLP028 Edinburgh Ale


Anonymous said...

Have you thought about releasing a few Irish mild ale recipes?

Ron Pattinson said...


I thought I already had. Turns out I've only done one: Perry XX. said...

Ron, have you ever looked at Raeburns (Edinburgh) records.
Get in touch if you have, Mike

Ron Pattinson said...

Mo, I've never seen Raeburns records.

Anonymous said...