Back in early 2007 when Wyeast first released 1469 West Yorkshire yeast my friend James and I brewed a bitter with it. The yeast was from Timothy Taylor so naturally we brewed a clone of their illusive Landlord (a "Strong Pale Ale" at 4.3% ABV) We based a recipe in Brew Your Own Real British Ales at Home which looked good to both of us, but we added a bit of extra hops at the end to up the hop aroma.
For malt we used 100% Golden Promise (a Scottish base malt), simple enough. The hops were a blend of East Kent Goldings, Styrian Goldings, and Fuggles. The water was adjusted to have a bit more sulfate, the gypsum also helped to keep the mash pH down on such a pale beer.
The yeast gave an excellent lightly fruity flavor that blended well with the earthy hops, but it was also one of the slowest strains to clear that I have ever experienced. Despite the low 1.043 OG after more than two weeks I was forced to rack out from under an inch of krausen because the gravity was no longer moving. As you can see it eventually cleared, but it took a couple of weeks of cold conditioning in the fridge after carbonation.
Recipe Specifics (All-Grain)
Batch Size (Gal): 5.20
Total Grain (Lbs): 9.00
Anticipated OG: 1.043
Anticipated SRM: 4.6
Anticipated IBU: 31.2
Brewhouse Efficiency: 65 %
Wort Boil Time: 90 min.
100.0% - 9.00 lbs. Golden Promise
1.00 oz. Fuggle (Pellet 4.00% AA) 65 min.
0.63 oz. Styrian Goldings (Pellet 4.20% AA) 65 min.
0.25 oz. East Kent Goldings (Pellet 6.90% AA) 15 min.
0.38 oz. Styrian Goldings (Pellet 4.20% AA) 0 min.
0.50 Wirlfloc @ 15 Min.(boil)
WYeast 1469 West Yorkshire Ale
Profile: TT Pale Ale
Calcium(Ca): 74.0 ppm
Magnesium(Mg): 10.0 ppm
Sodium(Na): 8.0 ppm
Sulfate(SO4): 187.0 ppm
Chloride(Cl): 16.0 ppm
biCarbonate(HCO3): 18.0 ppm
Sacch Rest - 60 min @ 151
Mash Out - 15 min @ 166
Brewed 3/15/07 with James
Collected 6.5 gallons of 1.035 wort.
No problems in the brew, but topped off with .75 gallons of water because we came in under volume and over gravity.
Pitched right from a partially inflated pack of Wyeast, after 60 seconds of oxygenation. Room temp around 62 to start.
66 degrees and three inch krausen by 24 hours. Got a bit hotter the third day due to a sudden and unexpected March heatwave.
Back down to the mid 60s for the next few days.
3/29/07 1.010, but still has a big krausen. Hopefully this is just about done fermenting.
4/02/07 1.008 correcting for temp. Still has a inch of krausen, hopefully its done.
4/6/07 Transferred to secondary still at 1.008
4/08/07 Bottled with 3 oz of corn sugar for 2.15 volumes of CO2.
4/15/07 After a week the carbonation is pretty good and the flavor is smoothing out a lot. Very fruity.
7/06/07 This one took a while in the fridge to drop bright, but the flavor just kept getting better. I think we could have gone heavier on the hops, but for a light refreshing drinker it is just about perfect.
Available filtered and pasteurized in 500ml bottles.
Ingredients: Golden Promise malt; Styrian Goldings, Goldings and Fuggles hops; Oldham Brewery yeast. First brewed in the 1950's.
From Brew your Own Real British Ales at Home
Timothy Taylor Landlord
100% golden promise
30 IBU target
151F (66C) for 90 minutes
60 min hops: 1.1 oz Styrian Goldings, 1 oz Fuggle
15 min. hops: 0.45 oz Goldings, 0.3 oz Irish moss