Wednesday 21 February 2024

Let's Brew Wednesday - 1890 Adnams SS

Stout would remain an obligatory element in an English brewery’s beer range well into the 20th century. Though the quantities brewed might be quite small as it became increasingly only available in bottled form.

For a Stout, the grist is pretty simple. Just one coloured grain: black malt. Along with some sugar and caramel. You may have noticed that Adnams didn’t a whole load of different types of malt. Other than base malt, the small amount of black malt they needed for Stout was the only other one.

Two types of hops, Altmark and Sussex. I’m not really sure what variety the former were. I’ve just gone with the most common type of German hops. Ditto with Sussex and Fuggles.

Was this aged? I don’t really know. Maybe. But probably not more than six months. 

1890 Adnams SS
pale malt 8.50 lb 65.94%
black malt 1.25 lb 9.70%
No. 2 invert sugar 3.00 lb 23.27%
caramel 1000 SRM 0.14 lb 1.09%
Hallertau 105 mins 2.75 oz
Fuggles 30 mins 0.75 oz
Goldings dry hops 0.75 oz
OG 1064
FG 1019
ABV 5.95
Apparent attenuation 70.31%
IBU 42
SRM 42
Mash at 151º F
Sparge at 170º F
Boil time 105 minutes
pitching temp 57º F
Yeast WLP025 Southwold

1 comment:

Rob Sterowski said...

I came across something about Altmark hops recently. It was a major hop-growing region from about the 14th century, but the trade completely collapsed towards the end of the 19th. It was so important that the town of Gardelegen has hop vines in its coat of arms. This must have been one of the last consignments exported to England, as by 1890 many villages had given up on hops altogether.