Saturday, 22 May 2010

Barclay Perkins K Ales 1914 - 1931

More K Ales from Barclay Perkins.

I'm even more dubious about whether this table will work in a blog. Barclay Perkins just used too many different types of malt in their K Ales


Barclay Perkins K Ales 1914 - 1931
Year Beer OG FG ABV App. Attenuation lbs hops/ qtr hops lb/brl lbs hops qtrs malt dry hops (oz / barrel) colour pale malt crystal malt MA malt SA malt PA malt no. 2 sugar no. 3 sugar caramel glucose other sugar flaked maize malt extract
1914 KK 1073.1 1023.3 6.59 68.17% 12.00 3.56 3095 258 8.00 30 12 138 36 2.22 18 24
1914 KK 1073.2 1023.5 6.57 67.83% 11.97 3.61 2058 172 8.00 20 8 61 24 12 1.22 16
1914 KK 1073.1 1023.8 6.52 67.41% 11.99 3.58 2062 172 8.00 20 8 31 61 24 12 1.22 16
1915 KK 1073.0 1021.9 6.76 70.02% 11.96 3.54 2057 172 8.00 20 8 92 24 12 1.33 16
1915 KK 1072.8 1022.2 6.70 69.56% 12.98 3.90 1739 134 8.00 18 7 83 18 8 1.13
1915 KK 1072.9 1024.4 6.42 66.56% 11.99 3.60 3094 258 8.00 30 12 138 28 26 2.22 24
1915 KK 1072.9 1023.8 6.49 67.32% 11.95 3.67 2055 172 8.00 24 8 88 18 18 1.38 16
1916 KK 1072.9 1024.1 6.46 66.94% 12.00 3.70 2064 172 8.00 53 8 59 18 18 1.38 16
1916 KK 1075.6 1024.4 6.78 67.76% 12.00 3.78 2184 182 8.00 112 8 24 22 1.38 16
1916 KK 1075.7 1024.9 6.72 67.07% 13.01 4.00 3513 270 12.00 168 12 44 22 1.22 24
1916 KK 1075.5 1025.5 6.62 66.25% 12.01 3.75 3243 270 6.00 124 12 44 34 32 2.22 24
1917 KK 1075.5 1022.7 6.98 69.92% 11.99 3.70 3236 270 6.00 102 12 18 24 2.22 24 24
1917 KK 1075.5 1025.5 6.62 66.25% 11.99 3.73 3141 262 6.00 102 12 66 20 20 2.22 20 22
1917 KK 1075.5 1026.0 6.54 65.51% 12.99 4.08 3404 262 8.00 168 12 60 2.22 22
1917 KK 1075.6 1022.7 7.00 69.96% 13.00 4.01 3406 262 8.00 168 12 60 2.22 22
1917 KK 1070.5 1020.5 6.61 70.92% 11.00 3.19 1716 156 4.00 129 9 18
1919 KK 1061.2 1021.1 5.31 65.60% 9.99 2.53 1419 142 4.00 64 58 6 38 14 14 1 12
1920 KK 1061.4 1022.4 5.15 63.46% 11.01 2.75 1564 142 4.00 22 6 68 6 28 1.25 12
1920 KK 1058.4 1018.0 5.34 69.17% 11.00 2.62 2244 204 4.00 33 9 102 42 2 18
1920 KK 1055.4 1017.7 4.98 68.00% 10.96 2.57 1425 130 6.00 21 6 35 34 22 1.25 12
1920 KK (for bottling) 1070.1 1025.5 5.90 63.62% 12.67 3.76 494 39 8.00 66 5 3 20 8 0.34 3
1921 KK (for bottling) 1070.2 1024.5 6.05 65.10% 13.00 3.78 507 39 8.00 2.25 7 20.75 6 0.32 3
1921 KK 1055.2 1016.1 5.18 70.89% 9.47 2.08 1846 195 3.00 60 9 51 30 2.75 28 17
1921 KK 1055.2 1015.0 5.32 72.83% 9.60 2.12 1037 108 3.00 76 17 5 47 16 1.5 14 9
1922 KK 1055.2 1016.0 5.19 71.01% 10.00 2.24 340 34 3.00 92 7 1.5 16.5 0.58 6 3
1924 KKK 1082.1 1028.0 7.16 65.90% 14.00 4.75 560 40 8.00 108 8.5 2 23.5 6 1.47
1924 KK (bottling) 1070.3 1023.5 6.19 66.57% 14.00 4.24 252 18 8.00 92 3 1 9 4 0.16 1
1924 KK (bottling) 1070.0 1019.0 6.75 72.86% 14.00 3.95 644 46 8.00 92 8 2.75 24.25 8 0.5 3
1924 KKK 1082.4 1027.0 7.33 67.23% 14.00 4.59 560 40 8.00 104 8.5 2 23.5 6 0.47
1924 KKK 1082.4 1028.5 7.13 65.41% 14.00 4.71 560 40 8.00 104 8.5 2 23.5 6 0.47
1926 KK 1055.5 1015.0 5.35 72.96% 9.00 1.91 387 43 3.00 92 11 2 10 10 0.89 6 4
1928 KKKK 1078.6 1027.0 6.82 65.64% 11.00 3.45 220 20 4.00 112 5.625 1.375 10 3 0.22 0.5
1928 KKKK 1078.4 1025.5 7.00 67.49% 11.00 3.58 77 7 4.00 130 2 0.5 1.75 1.75 1 0.10 0.1161
1928 KK bottling 1069.5 1020.0 6.55 71.21% 11.00 2.97 429 39 8.00 90 7 2.25 6.75 12 8 0.56 3 1
1928 KK bottling 1069.4 1021.5 6.34 69.04% 11.00 2.99 429 39 8.00 96 7 2.25 6.75 12 8 0.56 3 1
1928 KKKK 1079.0 1024.0 7.27 69.61% 11.00 3.44 440 40 4.00 120 11.25 2.75 20 6 0.5 1
1929 KKKK 1078.8 1027.5 6.79 65.11% 11.00 3.41 440 40 4.00 112 11.25 2.75 10 10 6 0.5 1
1929 KKKK 1078.8 1025.5 7.06 67.66% 11.00 3.38 440 40 4.00 112 11.25 2.75 10 10 6 0.5 1
1929 KKKK 1078.7 1028.0 6.71 64.44% 11.00 3.42 220 20 4.00 115 5.625 1.375 3 7 3 0.22
1931 KK 1055.7 1014.0 5.52 74.86% 9.00 1.98 378 42 3.00 88 10 2 9 10 7 0.75 4
Source:
Barclay Perkins brewing records

Are you beginning to see any patterns? No? look bloody harder then.

There'll be another installment tomorrow. Most likely. Unless something more interesting comes my way.

10 comments:

David Harris said...

why is the kkk bigger and with more hops than the kkkk?

Bill in Oregon said...

Since these are ostensibly "keeping" beers, is there any indication of how long they were aged before being released? Or was it a case of they kept the K's as the names but no longer aged them since stale beers were no longer in fashion by this time period? Appreciate any insight you may have. (And thanks for days and days of tables).

ealusceop said...

I don't remember, did you find what S.A malt was?

Ron Pattinson said...

ealusceop, it as apparently still made in the UK. Not quite sure what it's exactly like, but I think something similar to Mild Ale malt.

Ron Pattinson said...

David Harris, well spotted. I think they replaced the KKK with KKKK for some reason. And made it a little weaker. Marketing, I guess.

Ron Pattinson said...

Bill, I don't think Barclay Perkins were still vatting K Ales after WW I. My guess would be that KKK and KKKK probably got a couple of weeks in the cask. KK probably just a few days.

Bill in Oregon said...

I'm looking at this on a netbook, so the whole table doesn't show Ican't see the break down in malt types), but it's also striking that the "quarters of malt" per batch goes down dramatically after WW I (actually in 1920). If Quarters of Malt is the total amount of malt in the batch these look to be less than half the size of the WW I and pre-war batch sizes. Seems that K ales went down in popularity quite dramatically. Am I reading that right?

I've brewed the 1936 KKKK from your and Kristen's recipe a couple of times (in fact I have it on draft now in the garage). Any chance of getting another one of these KKK or KKKK from pre-1920 in as a Let's Brew Wednesday?

Ron Pattinson said...

Bill, I'm all for more K Ale recipes. I keep hoping a professional brewer will brew one and send me a few boxes.

Ironman said...

Please tell me you're going to revisit this. Maybe a similar table from a different brewer? Maybe one from Burton! Hope Hope.

Ron Pattinson said...

Ironman, now there's an idea. I do have a load of stuff from Truman's Burton brewery.