Friday, 27 December 2013

Let's Brew Wednesday stats

How's this for naval gazing - tables of statistics about the blog. Or one series of posts, Let's Brew Wednesday.

I counted 89 recipes in all, broken down by style like this:

Style No. recipes % of total average no. views
Table 2 2.25% 701
Strong Ale 4 4.49% 1003
Stout 19 21.35% 836
Scotch Ale 12 13.48% 803
Porter 4 4.49% 1345
Pale Ale 25 28.09% 755
Mild 14 15.73% 801
Lager 2 2.25% 584
Burton 7 7.87% 894
Total 89 100.00%

I'm surprised at how few Porter recipes I've posted. Fewer even than Scotch Ale or Burton.

These are the recipes in reverse order of popularity:

Recipe Style no. of views date posted
1918 Barclay Perkins GA Mild 126 04/02/2010
1921 Barclay Perkins PA Pale Ale 271 24/02/2010
1953 Truman No.7 Mild 285 27/01/2011
1971 Whitbread Final Selection Strong Ale 301 19/12/2013
1952 Lees Stout Stout 308 29/09/2010
1909 Maclay PI 60/- IPA 316 18/12/2013
1928 Barclay Perkins Ale 4d Mild 361 11/11/2010
1928 Barclay Perkins Export PA Pale Ale 379 14/10/2010
1919 Barclay Perkins X Mild 380 19/01/2011
1934 Barclay Perkins Ale 4d Mild 386 12/01/2011
1894 Usher's PA Pale Ale 392 16/12/2011
1958 Lees Best Mild Mild 408 04/08/2010
1921 Barclay Perkins BS S Irish Stout type Stout 431 10/03/2010
1924 Barclay Perkins Export PA Pale Ale 443 11/05/2011
1868 William Younger No. 2 Scotch Ale 447 22/02/2012
1971 Whitbread Brewmaster Export Pale Ale 448 11/12/2013
1923 Barclay Perkins XLK Pale Ale 449 08/12/2010
1885 Usher's 40/- Shilling Ale 456 24/11/2011
1868 William Younger 120/- Shilling Ale 462 03/11/2011
1868 Younger Table Beer Table 471 20/10/2011
1868 William Younger Bg Scotch Ale 471 21/09/2011
1949 William Younger DBS Stout 477 26/04/2012
1949 William Younger XXPS Pale Ale 495 11/04/2012
1942 Barclay Perkins XLK Pale Ale 509 11/03/2011
1894 Usher's Stout Stout 514 07/12/2011
1868 Younger 60/- Shilling Ale 525 13/10/2011
1934 Barclay Perkins Draught Lager Lager 526 29/08/2012
1950 Whitbread Exp PA Pale Ale 539 20/07/2011
1933 Kidd AK Pale Ale 541 06/04/2011
1971 Whitbread Tankard Pale Ale 553 04/12/2013
1868 William Younger 140/- Shilling Ale 562 05/10/2011
1928 Barclay Perkins IBS Stout 566 01/12/2010
1934 Kidd PA Pale Ale 573 28/04/2011
1951 Lees "C" Ale Burton 579 25/07/2010
1879 William Younger No.3 Scotch Ale 587 02/02/2012
1924 Barclay Perkins RNS Stout 589 11/07/2012
1987 Boddington's ELM Mild 590 23/05/2012
1915 Noakes Double Stout Stout 592 01/08/2012
1900 Amsdell Porter Porter 601 14/11/2012
1868 Tetley's X3P Stout Stout 605 15/08/2012
1962 Barclay Perkins Sparkling Beer Lager 642 26/09/2012
1896 Eldridge Pope LTS Stout 645 23/01/2013
1879 Whitbread XX Export Mild 656 30/06/2011
1942 Barclay Perkins KK Burton 660 02/03/2011
1952 Mackeson Stout Stout 661 01/11/2010
1923 Fuller's XK Pale Ale 664 07/02/2013
1867 Courage Double Stout Stout 665 08/08/2012
1840 Truman Export Stout Stout 671 07/07/2011
1833 Vassar Pale Double Ale Strong Ale 683 01/11/2012
1895 Truman Export Stout Stout 684 25/07/2012
1890 Truman Imperial, Double and SS Stout Stout 684 28/04/2010
1942 Barclay Perkins XX Mild 690 17/03/2011
1955 Whitbread XXX Mild 696 03/03/2010
1923 Courage X Mild 727 21/11/2013
1941 Barclay Perkins IBS Stout 736 11/02/2010
1923 Courage KKK Burton 749 07/11/2013
1868 William Younger DBS Stout 757 26/10/2011
1883 Truman Export Pale Ale Pale Ale 760 13/07/2011
1913 William Younger No. 1 Scotch Ale 770 28/03/2012
1955 Fullers X Mild 772 07/06/2012
1933 Barclay Perkins KKKK Burton 789 22/12/2010
1885 Younger XP IPA 798 25/10/2013
1987 Boddington's Mild Mild 798 16/05/2012
1913 William Younger No. 3 Scotch Ale 809 21/03/2012
1923 Barclay Perkins XLK Pale Ale 810 02/02/2011
1930 Whitbread AK Pale Ale 823 03/08/2011
1953 Ben Truman Pale Ale 825 22/04/2010
1885 Usher's PA Pale Ale 829 16/11/2011
1948 Portsmouth and Brighton United Breweries Pompey Royal Strong Ale 836 27/06/2012
1928 Barclay Perkins KK (bottling) Burton 887 18/03/2010
1914 Fullers AK Pale Ale 894 18/08/2011
1834 St. Stephen's Porter Porter 898 14/01/2010
1896 Eldridge Pope AK Pale Ale 903 17/01/2013
1987 Oldham Mild Mild 906 10/05/2012
1834 Vassar Double Ale Strong Ale 918 12/10/2012
1877 Whitbread XPS Pale Ale 924 25/05/2011
1804 Barclay Perkins Table Beer Table 931 04/11/2010
1934 Kidd XXX Burton 960 13/04/2011
1885 Usher's IP Pale Ale 981 09/11/2011
1943 Whitbread Oat Mild Mild 983 28/01/2010
1868 Younger No. 3 Scotch Ale 1016 28/09/2011
1868 Younger XP Pale Ale 1024 15/09/2011
1839 Barclay Perkins XXX Mild 1092 24/03/2010
1911 Russell AK Pale Ale 1105 24/08/2011
1987 Boddington's Bitter Pale Ale 1296 02/05/2012
1928 Barclay Perkins IPA Pale Ale 1298 18/11/2010
1909 Maclay's Oatmalt Stout Stout 1310 13/06/2012
1936 Mackeson Stout Stout 1366 07/10/2010
1879 William Younger No.1 Scotch Ale 1441 18/01/2012
1967 Eldridge Pope Hardy Ale Strong Ale 1576 13/03/2013
1935 Fullers OBE Burton 1631 09/06/2010
1923 Courage Stout Stout 1796 14/11/2013
1811 Whitbread Porter Porter 1819 05/01/2011
1859 Barclay Perkins EI Porter 2063 22/11/2012
1868 William Younger No. 3 Export Scotch Ale 2084 08/02/2012
1952 Lees Best Mild Mild 2131 28/07/2010
1914 Courage Imperial Stout 2141 29/02/2012
 

No surpise that a watery WW I Government Ale was the least popular and an Imperial Stout the most popular. It is heartening that the second most popular was a 1950's Dark Mild.

And finally, the recipes ordered by date:

Recipe Style no. of views date posted
1804 Barclay Perkins Table Beer Table 931 04/11/2010
1811 Whitbread Porter Porter 1819 05/01/2011
1833 Vassar Pale Double Ale Strong Ale 683 01/11/2012
1834 St. Stephen's Porter Porter 898 14/01/2010
1834 Vassar Double Ale Strong Ale 918 12/10/2012
1839 Barclay Perkins XXX Mild 1092 24/03/2010
1840 Truman Export Stout Stout 671 07/07/2011
1859 Barclay Perkins EI Porter 2063 22/11/2012
1867 Courage Double Stout Stout 665 08/08/2012
1868 Tetley's X3P Stout Stout 605 15/08/2012
1868 William Younger 120/- Shilling Ale 462 03/11/2011
1868 William Younger 140/- Shilling Ale 562 05/10/2011
1868 William Younger Bg Scotch Ale 471 21/09/2011
1868 William Younger DBS Stout 757 26/10/2011
1868 William Younger No. 2 Scotch Ale 447 22/02/2012
1868 William Younger No. 3 Export Scotch Ale 2084 08/02/2012
1868 Younger 60/- Shilling Ale 525 13/10/2011
1868 Younger No. 3 Scotch Ale 1016 28/09/2011
1868 Younger Table Beer Table 471 20/10/2011
1868 Younger XP Pale Ale 1024 15/09/2011
1877 Whitbread XPS Pale Ale 924 25/05/2011
1879 Whitbread XX Export Mild 656 30/06/2011
1879 William Younger No.1 Scotch Ale 1441 18/01/2012
1879 William Younger No.3 Scotch Ale 587 02/02/2012
1883 Truman Export Pale Ale Pale Ale 760 13/07/2011
1885 Usher's 40/- Shilling Ale 456 24/11/2011
1885 Usher's IP Pale Ale 981 09/11/2011
1885 Usher's PA Pale Ale 829 16/11/2011
1885 Younger XP IPA 798 25/10/2013
1890 Truman Imperial, Double and SS Stout Stout 684 28/04/2010
1894 Usher's PA Pale Ale 392 16/12/2011
1894 Usher's Stout Stout 514 07/12/2011
1895 Truman Export Stout Stout 684 25/07/2012
1896 Eldridge Pope AK Pale Ale 903 17/01/2013
1896 Eldridge Pope LTS Stout 645 23/01/2013
1900 Amsdell Porter Porter 601 14/11/2012
1909 Maclay PI 60/- IPA 316 18/12/2013
1909 Maclay's Oatmalt Stout Stout 1310 13/06/2012
1911 Russell AK Pale Ale 1105 24/08/2011
1913 William Younger No. 1 Scotch Ale 770 28/03/2012
1913 William Younger No. 3 Scotch Ale 809 21/03/2012
1914 Courage Imperial Stout 2141 29/02/2012
1914 Fullers AK Pale Ale 894 18/08/2011
1915 Noakes Double Stout Stout 592 01/08/2012
1918 Barclay Perkins GA Mild 126 04/02/2010
1919 Barclay Perkins X Mild 380 19/01/2011
1921 Barclay Perkins BS S Irish Stout type Stout 431 10/03/2010
1921 Barclay Perkins PA Pale Ale 271 24/02/2010
1923 Barclay Perkins XLK Pale Ale 449 08/12/2010
1923 Barclay Perkins XLK Pale Ale 810 02/02/2011
1923 Courage KKK Burton 749 07/11/2013
1923 Courage Stout Stout 1796 14/11/2013
1923 Courage X Mild 727 21/11/2013
1923 Fuller's XK Pale Ale 664 07/02/2013
1924 Barclay Perkins Export PA Pale Ale 443 11/05/2011
1924 Barclay Perkins RNS Stout 589 11/07/2012
1928 Barclay Perkins Ale 4d Mild 361 11/11/2010
1928 Barclay Perkins Export PA Pale Ale 379 14/10/2010
1928 Barclay Perkins IBS Stout 566 01/12/2010
1928 Barclay Perkins IPA Pale Ale 1298 18/11/2010
1928 Barclay Perkins KK (bottling) Burton 887 18/03/2010
1930 Whitbread AK Pale Ale 823 03/08/2011
1933 Barclay Perkins KKKK Burton 789 22/12/2010
1933 Kidd AK Pale Ale 541 06/04/2011
1934 Barclay Perkins Ale 4d Mild 386 12/01/2011
1934 Barclay Perkins Draught Lager Lager 526 29/08/2012
1934 Kidd PA Pale Ale 573 28/04/2011
1934 Kidd XXX Burton 960 13/04/2011
1935 Fullers OBE Burton 1631 09/06/2010
1936 Mackeson Stout Stout 1366 07/10/2010
1941 Barclay Perkins IBS Stout 736 11/02/2010
1942 Barclay Perkins KK Burton 660 02/03/2011
1942 Barclay Perkins XLK Pale Ale 509 11/03/2011
1942 Barclay Perkins XX Mild 690 17/03/2011
1943 Whitbread Oat Mild Mild 983 28/01/2010
1948 Portsmouth and Brighton United Breweries Pompey Royal Strong Ale 836 27/06/2012
1949 William Younger DBS Stout 477 26/04/2012
1949 William Younger XXPS Pale Ale 495 11/04/2012
1950 Whitbread Exp PA Pale Ale 539 20/07/2011
1951 Lees "C" Ale Burton 579 25/07/2010
1952 Lees Best Mild Mild 2131 28/07/2010
1952 Lees Stout Stout 308 29/09/2010
1952 Mackeson Stout Stout 661 01/11/2010
1953 Ben Truman Pale Ale 825 22/04/2010
1953 Truman No.7 Mild 285 27/01/2011
1955 Fullers X Mild 772 07/06/2012
1955 Whitbread XXX Mild 696 03/03/2010
1958 Lees Best Mild Mild 408 04/08/2010
1962 Barclay Perkins Sparkling Beer Lager 642 26/09/2012
1967 Eldridge Pope Hardy Ale Strong Ale 1576 13/03/2013
1971 Whitbread Brewmaster Export Pale Ale 448 11/12/2013
1971 Whitbread Final Selection Strong Ale 301 19/12/2013
1971 Whitbread Tankard Pale Ale 553 04/12/2013
1987 Boddington's Bitter Pale Ale 1296 02/05/2012
1987 Boddington's ELM Mild 590 23/05/2012
1987 Boddington's Mild Mild 798 16/05/2012
1987 Oldham Mild Mild 906 10/05/2012
 

1804 to 1987, with every decade inbetween represented, with the exceptioon of the 1820's. I must fix that. Not a bad spread.

16 comments:

Jeff Renner said...

Images, please, for tables 2 and 3.

"Let's Brew Wednesday" is great.

Lady Luck Brewing said...

You think someone would author a book with all those old recipes...

Ron Pattinson said...

Lady Luck,

such a book exists in manuscript form and I'm surec it will be available at some point in the future.

Ron Pattinson said...

Jeff,

glad you like the series.

I thought those tables weren't too wide.

Kristen England said...

Can I say that I am very proud to work with Ron on these recipes. We make a bloody great team. I'm also equally as proud and you tossers. Look at the top 2 beers. An Imperial stout (go figure) but a mild!? Bloody too right! Thanks for the love gang, Ron and I have some great plans for the new year!

An Anonymous Boozer said...

I think you may be underestimating yourself. I make it that your table has 97 rows, not 89. Plus the 'date posted' dates in your table only go back to 2010, while google suggests they should go back further.

Edward said...

If I had the time I would brew them all! I've brewed the following:
1914 Courage Imperial
1952 Lees Best Mild
1967 Eldridge Pope Hardy Ale
1936 Mackeson Stout
1943 Whitbread Oat Mild
1987 Oldham Mild
1930 Whitbread AK
1987 Boddington's ELM
1941 Barclay Perkins IBS
1923 Fuller's XK
1987 Boddington's Mild (brewed twice)

Thanks for posting!

Mark Osborne said...

I've brewed;
1934 Kidd XXX
Maclay's 1909 Oatmalt Stout
1914 Fuller's AK
1923 Fuller's XK
1895 Truman Export Stout
1955 Fullers X
1928 Barclay Perkins KK
1885 Usher's IP
1928 Barclay Perkins IPA
1896 Eldridge Pope AK
1934 Kidd PA
1923 Courage Stout
1987 Oldham Mild
I brew the stouts for my wife,the milds and AKs for my own enjoyment, particularly the AKs. I love these historical recipies and what both of you are doing to make it possible. That is an understatement.
Thanks

Ron Pattinson said...

Edward and Mark,

thanks for letting me know what you've breed. I'm heartened by the popularity of AK and 20th-century Milds.

Peter VanMaasdam said...

So far, I've brewed the following:

1987 EP XXXX
1928 BP KK (twice)
1934 Kidd's XXX
1923 Fullers XK (twice)
1928 BP Export Stout
1913 Younger's #3
1935 Fullers OBE
1859 BP EIP
1949 Younger's XXPS
1923 Courage 3K
1934 BP 4d

Looking forward to whatever is to come in the new year - keep up the great work, it's appreciated!

Anonymous said...

The 52 mild is on tap about four times a year, and at least three or four other of your recipes are on once a year. Thanks Ron.

Anonymous said...

Is there a popularity/gravity correlation?
I've brewed adaptations of a couple recipes, and just pre-ordered your book.

Ron Pattinson said...

Anonymous,

in terms of the beers people tell me that they've brewed, the Milds and lower-gravity Pale Ales, like AK, seem the most popular.

Edward said...

if I want to brew a low gravity beer (or any style of British origin) the Let's Brew posts are the first place I look for inspiration. My recipe choices were often based on the available ingredients: 6-row, mild malt are very hard for me to get and when I get them I'm going to do a recipe that uses them almost exclusively (1943 Oat Mild). I've also stopped brewing recipes with impossibly high finishing gravities (I don't have any temperature control so I'm not able to stop fermentation).

Ron Pattinson said...

Edward,

hitting a high FG is one of the biggest problem with some historic beers. It's stalled for the moment my project to get a 19th-century style Salvator brewed commercially.

Gregg said...

I've brewed the 1911 Russell AK, the 1839 Barclay Perkins XXX, and the 1834 St Stephens Porter, with the 1914 Courage Imperial Stout, 1952 Lees Best Mild, 1923 Fullers XK, 1923 Courage KKK, and 1914 Fullers AK on the list for this year. Many thanks for all your work on these recipes!