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    Fullers AK grists 1887 - 1920 /Link




    Following on from my last post about Fullers AK, I thought it would be educational to take a look at the grists over the years.

    Though the younger home brewers amongst you might find the malts a bit disappointing. Or malt, rather. As there's nothing other than pale malt. Sorry, but that's just how UK Pale Ales were. Very simple, malt-wise. It was quite a bit later - really post - WW II - before crystal malt became common in Pale Ale.

    There's surprisingly little change in the malt content over the years. It's mostly aroud 80%, except for in the later war years. When it went both above and below that level. The real changes over the years were in the other 20%. Especially in the sugars, where both the types and quantities moved around a fair bit.

    The percentage of flaked maize rose until the late war years, when it briefly fell to zero. This was all to do with availability. As all maize was imported, the German U-boat campaign had a huge impact on its supply. As it did on the types of sugar available to brewers, as certain becames were diverted to food production.

    The proportion of flaked maize remained around the 10% level during the interwar years. As we'll see in more detail in a later post.

    Fullers AK grists 1887 - 1920
    Date Year OG pale malt flaked maize no. 2 sugar caramel glucose other sugar
    21st Apr 1887 1049.6 79.81% 20.19%
    3rd Aug 1897 1049.9 77.96% 22.04%
    20th Oct 1902 1046.3 76.42% 2.58% 0.15% 20.85%
    14th Mar 1910 1045.0 80.04% 5.93% 5.93% 0.19% 7.91%
    18th Mar 1910 1044.9 80.76% 5.91% 5.25% 0.20% 7.88%
    20th Nov 1914 1044.3 81.67% 6.05% 6.05% 0.18% 6.05%
    2nd Jul 1915 1044.5 80.08% 6.36% 6.78% 6.78%
    1st Jun 1916 1043.9 81.36% 5.08% 6.78% 6.78%
    12th Jan 1917 1041.8 83.11% 6.08% 5.41% 5.41%
    1st Nov 1917 1035.9 94.48% 5.35% 0.17%
    11th Apr 1918 1026.1 74.94% 12.49% 0.08% 12.49%
    15th Apr 1919 1026.0 79.67% 4.88% 6.50% 0.28% 8.67%
    19th Jun 1919 1028.2 79.20% 6.89% 6.89% 0.14% 6.89%
    27th Aug 1919 1030.5 74.15% 8.08% 8.81% 0.16% 8.81%
    11th Feb 1920 1030.6 79.78% 13.50% 3.27% 0.17% 3.27%
    Source:
    Fullers brewing records held at the brewery




    (@)Ron Pattinson

    Published on 02 Oct 2018 at 07:05AM

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