Wednesday, 23 December 2020

CHRISTMAS GREETINGS πŸΊπŸŽ„πŸΊ

 How Do All,

Just a quick message to wish blog readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year , best wishes to all for 2021 .

Cheers

Edd 

Lancashire                                                            December 2020 


Tuesday, 10 November 2020

TENNANT BROS : X ALE 1891

  How Do All , 

Here`s a nice and simple recipe for a historic Ale from Sheffield for you to try out ,                        Thanks to the very helpfull team at the Sheffield City Archives for their assistance with my enquiries into Sheffield`s beery history.

I`m sadly unable to make a return visit to photograph some of the records I missed on my visit , If anyone can help with photos of the records at Sheffield Archives I`m interested in , or indeed ANY other old brewing records photos , please pop me an e mail to : beerhistorybloke@gmail.com ,        I happily credit researchers and Archives depositories for submissions .

I hope some of you thirsty Old Beer Fans will be able to help , and I look forward to hearing from you soon ,

Cheers All , Happy Brewing ,

Edd 

Lancashire , November 2020 


This recipe C Edd Mather 2020 

Tennant Brothers
Exchange Brewery
Sheffeld
Yorkshire
                                  X ALE 
                                                      Friday 13 Th February 1891
                                                            Gyle No : 54
 Original Gravity: 1.049 Racking Gravity: 1.010.5 Final Gravity: 1.008  I B U : 16  A B V : 5 . 5 %
                                  MALT
U K 
Crisp Malt 
Chevalier Pale Ale                                          30       %
Crafty Maltsters           
Pop`s Pale Ale                                                30        %
Warminster Malt 
Maris Otter                                                     18 . 75 %
Vienna Malt                                                    20        %

AUSTRALIA
Barrett - Burston 
Vic Ale                                                            30         %
Border Pale Ale @ 4.5 ebc                             36         %
Voyager Craft Malt 
Veloria Schooner                                            34          %
     MASHING, SPARGING & COLLECTION
Use a Mild Ale type liquor , and thoroughly Pre Warm the Mash Tun - 10 mins before goods in @ 90 c , ensuring that the liquor is above the plates / filter bed ) 
Mash : 66 c At 2.310 L/Kg for 2 Hours , then SLOWLY open the Mash Tun valve and clear  cloudy / Turbid 1 st runnings over the mash until clear , ONLY THEN ALLOW TO THE COPPER .
SPARGE : At Clear Wort to copper + 10 minutes @ 4.5 L/Kg - until the gravity has reached 1.004 ; THEN STOP TAPS AND COLLECT WORT IN THE COPPER .
At collection , LIQUOR back to 1.049.5 and CONDENSE to 1.050 .
                               SUGAR
No 2 Invert Sugar                                                                  1.003      =  6.13 % 
Prmings             ( Invert No 3 )                                              1.003.5  =  7.15 % 
                               COPPER
A 2 Hour boil ON HOPS , 1 St Charge @ Let Off - 120 @ 1.050  , 2 Nd @ L/Off- 70 @ 1.053 ,
Then at Let Off - 65 , Liquor Back to 1.044.75 and at Let Off - 25 , add the 3 Rd Hops @ 1.048 , then at Let Off - 15 , ensure the gravity is at 1.048 and add the copper finings , STAND 1/2 Hour at Let Off ,
Then COOL A S A P to Pitching Heat and cast to the FV .
                                 HOPS
1  St  Charge : East Kent Goldings 4 , Aramis / French Fuggles  4   IBU @ 1.050
2 Nd Charge : Goldings 3 , Tettnanger 2 IBU @ 1.053
3 Rd Charge : Goldings 2 , Tettnanger 1 IBU @ 1.049 
RACKING HOPS : Spalt @ 6 g PER 25 Litres 
                               YEAST
Pitch with 2.5 g Weight PER BARREL LITRE of a Yorkshire Type yeast strain @ 15 c and ROUSE 
at Pitch + 6 - 8 Hours and at EVERY 6 - 8 HOURS until X --- X below .
                       ATTENUATION
DAY   HOUR    HEAT    GRAVITY                                    REMARKS
  1          P            15           1.049
  2          M            17           1.046
              E             18           1.039
  3          M            20           1.034
              E            17            1.030
  4          M           18            1.026
             E              19           1.021  X --- X
  5          M            20          1.016  Cool  ASAP
              E             14          1.013.5  CLEAR TO 2 Nd F V / settler 
  6          M            13          1.009  PRIME @ 1.008.5 and allow to 15 c 
  7          M            15          1.011
          Noon           15          1.010.5  Rack ON HOPS to draught AND FINE ON RACKING , 
Stand for 2 days @ 14 - 16 c / 4 - 5 days @ 13 - 15 c , then CELLAR FOR 4  WEEKS MIN @ 10 c

STILLAGE the vessel for 1 week @ 12 c then vent , allow 24 - 36 Hours to clear and condition before a spot of well earned Q.C 

Cheers All , and Happy Brewing 

Edd 
Lancashire 
November 2020 

Sunday, 1 November 2020

ARCHIVES CENTRES VISITS

 How Do All,

Sadly, due to the Lockdown, the nice folks who'd agreed to assist with my research in the Archives in Morley (Leeds )and , at the      Kent History Centre in Maidstone now won't be able to visit .

I'd like to ask any readers who are able to assist in the UK , and in other parts of the world if they'd be able to assist with my research?  , I'm happy to credit the Archives depository and researcher in publications and blogposts.

The brilliant folks at the following Archives have Brewing Production Records in their collections,

The Noel Butlin Archives Centre , ANU ,.        Canberra

The State Library of New South Wales, Sydney

The State Library of Western Australia, Perth 

The Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany, New York 

If you're able to help , pop me an email to

            beerhistorybloke@gmail.com

Cheers All 🍻

Edd 

Lancashire , November 2020 

Tuesday, 27 October 2020

Research Update

How Do All,

I've been looking at some County Archives Catalogues ,and after looking at those of Surrey , am unable to find ANY brewing production records for breweries in the catalogue
If you know of any Brewing Production Records from Breweries in Surrey ; or from any other areas of the UK ,
Please get in touch with me at : 
         beerhistorybloke@gmail.com
Cheers 🍻
Edd
Lancashire
October 2020 

Wednesday, 21 October 2020

How Do All

 Greetings to all you lovely beery folks, sadly the Laptop's now totally given up 😀😀😀

Regrettably that means that blog posts might be more sporadic until I can get a replacement sorted out .

You can still get in touch with me at

            beerhistorybloke@gmail.com

Cheers All and Happy Brewing

Edd

Lancashire, October 2020