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27-05-2010, 09:57
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Ever wondered what old-time American IPA was like? Go on. You must have. Your wish has been granted. Sort of.

In Bill Schwarz's papers there were a couple of other recipes. Most notably, one for something called Indian Pale Ale. There's no indication of a date or even of the brewery. My guess is that it's from around the same period as the dated items. So 1940's.

Take a look:


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Nice detailed mashing instructions. But unfortunately there's one piece of information missing: the hopping.

The gravity is given: 17 Balling. Which is around 1068. Quite a bit stronger than the Lager. Could explain why Americans think IPA is a strong beer.https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/5445569787371915337-5253771528500004098?l=barclayperkins.blogspot.com


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