Saturday 11 November 2023

Let's Brew - 1855 Truman X Export Stout

As a preview of my talk next week on the history of London Stout at Poesiat & Kater (Saturday 18th November, 13:00 to 14:00, Polderweg 648), I've a recipe from the book I'll be pushing, "Stout!".

Truman’s second least popular Stout was X Export. Just 900 barrels were brewed in the 1855-56 season. Only Bottling, with just 850 barrels, was produced in smaller amounts.

It’s not a greatly dissimilar grist to Keeper’s. A tiny bit more brown malt and quite a bit more black. Not enough, mind, to make it very dark. It’s another Truman beer that’s rather on the pale side.

That total of 900 barrels all came from this brew. A decent-sized batch. Which might explain why there were four mashes. The last, as usual, just for a return wort.

No indication of where this might have been aged. I’m sure that it would have been aged for between six and twelve months.

One type of very fresh English hops, which would only have been harvested a month or two before.  

1855 Truman X Export Stout
pale malt 14.00 lb 83.53%
brown malt 2.25 lb 13.42%
black malt 0.51 lb 3.04%
Goldings 120 min 4.25 oz
Goldings 60 min 4.25 oz
Goldings 30 min 4.25 oz
Goldings dry hops 0.75 oz
OG 1071
FG 1018
ABV 7.01
Apparent attenuation 74.65%
IBU 147
SRM 26
Mash at 148º F
Sparge at 170º F
Boil time 120 minutes
pitching temp 64º F
Yeast Wyeast 1099 Whitbread Ale

This is one of the 277 recipes in my new book on London Stout. Get your copy now!

If the delivery comes on time, you'll be able to get a signed copy at my talk in Poesiat & Kater.

Poesiat & Kater
Polderweg 648,
1093 KP Amsterdam.


Christoph Riedel said...

I'd guess this is a premium product, with those fresh hops used?

Would have loved to come to your talk, but I'll be celebrating my daughter's first birthday that day.

Anonymous said...

The IBU looks palette wrecking Ron the strength more closer to modern examples.