As some of you already know I made the Durden Park 1850 Whitbread Porter some time ago and recieved some very positive reviews, after a post on another forum about the same beer I feel inspired to brew it again, albeit slightly more accurately!
Having done one beer with Chevallier already, I was so impressed I went and obtained another 5 kilos, not for this beer originally but why not.
The recipe is essentially the same albeit I'm substituting the EKG for Bramling Cross and using Wibblers yeast again...Although this is a far descendant of the Whitbread B strain:
A very simple and straight forward recipe, the FG should be higher to give 5.5% but what the hell, if it stops when it's supposed to, then super, if not, 6 is a nice round number.
Fermentation will be cooler than usual at 18°C as per Whitbreads schedule and a 3 hour mash at 66°C+/- any heat loss.
I will decide later wether I am casking in Stainless/Wood/Bottles and if I will bring it to the festival, the scheduled day is this Saturday and if I have enough spare I will send a couple out for a comparison review.
Beer Brewed (2015): 136.4 Gallons
Beer Brewed (2016): 90.0 Gallons
Beer Brewed (2017): 20.0 Gallons
Beer Brewed (2018): 0.0 Gallons
First AG Brewed: 11.4.2013.https://theessexbrewer.wordpress.com