How Do All ,
The brewing book of Kirby , Wright and Co does contain various details such as Malts & Hops used and Gravities , sadly it doesn`t record brewlengths and only rarely does it record the initial liquor heat.
a similar situation exists with the attenuation and yeast use records , though these are , sadly absent .
The records at the end of the book are from the time immediately before Septimus Ward`s purchase of the brewery outright in 1871 ; Happily these records do include ( occasionally ) some mashing and other details which have allowed me to extrapolate the brewlength yields and collection gravities used in the Kirby , Wright & Co beers .
The Sheaf Island Brewery was established in 1837 by William Roper & John Kirby , with George Wright joining the business in 1861 in turn they were joined by Septimus Ward in 1868
who bought the business in 1871 . In 1876 , the entire concern removed to the Soho Brewery
of Bradley & Co , shortly after it`s purchase in 1876, which was then promptly re named
" The Sheaf Brewery " , continuing to brew until 1999 when it regrettably ceased brewing .
If you know of any Brewing Records from Sheffield or other Yorkshire breweries in private collections; I would really appreciate access to any surviving records Pre 1955 .
This recipe C Edd Mather 2023