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In country districts, where often the only Mild a brewery produced was in the 4d class pre-war, the conflict had only minimal effect of beer strength. Adnams is a good example.

Over the whole course of the war, Adnams XX lost a mere two gravity points, falling from 1029º to 1027º. There was a good reason why the gravity didn’t fall below 1027º: the way the tax system worked it made no economic sense. The tax equivalent to a beer of 1027º was the minimum charged, whatever the strength of the beer.

Just as with the gravity, there was very little change in the hopping rate of XX during the war. Despite brewers being ordered by the government early in the war to reduce it. Though Adnams’ hopping rate was a good bit lower than at either Whitbread or Lees. It started around 5 lbs per quarter (336 lbs) of malt. While Whitbread’s rate went from over 8 lbs per quarter to around 5.5 lbs. While Lees went from around 7 lbs per quarter to 5.5 lbs.




Adnams Mild Ale during WW II


Date
Year
Beer
OG
FG
ABV
App. Atten-uation
lbs hops/ qtr
hops lb/brl


20th Sep
1939
XX
1029.0
1006.1
3.03
78.99%
4.93
0.57


2nd Sept
1940
XX
1029.0
1006.1
3.03
78.99%
4.90
0.57


13th Mar
1941
XX
1028.0
1006.1
2.90
78.24%
5.33
0.57


14th Jan
1942
XX
1027.0
1005.0
2.91
81.53%
4.63
0.50


1st Jan
1943
XX
1027.0
1005.5
2.84
79.48%
4.63
0.51


17th Feb
1943
XX
1027.0
1005.5
2.84
79.48%
4.63
0.51


9th Apr
1943
XX
1027.0
1005.0
2.91
81.53%
4.63
0.50


2nd Feb
1944
XX
1027.0
1006.1
2.77
77.43%
4.63
0.51


1st Jan
1945
XX
1027.0
1006.1
2.77
77.43%
4.63
0.50


Sources:


Adnams brewing records held at the brewery, Books 26 to 32





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