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Old 11-26-2007, 05:23 AM   #1
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Just bottled our first hard cider and we're drinking our first IPA (the first brew - it's gooood). Now we want a scotch ale that will keep us warm through January. We have a good brew shop down the road that can provide us with whatever you suggest.

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Old 11-26-2007, 01:58 PM   #2
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Are you brewing extract or AG? My extract recipe for Wee Heavy was a huge hit this year (see recipe database) and it can easily be converted or scaled down to a lesser gravity (it was a pretty big beer). I'd be happy to assist you in making any modifications to it.



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Old 11-26-2007, 04:37 PM   #3
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Well the first one we did was an extract recipe, which seemed to work out nicely especially in our tiny apartment.
I checked out your recipe and it looks awesome, but I want something that will be done in a 4-5 weeks so I don't have a scotch ready in the middle of july

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Well, if you scale it down so the OG isn't as high you could have something ready in 6-8 weeks (4-5 is somewhat unrealistic for a Scottish since they are about malt).

How about this:
4lbs Extra Light DME
1/2 lb Crystal 55L
2 oz Chocolate Malt
1 oz Black Patent

.75 oz EKG (4.75AA) for 60 minutes

This will give you a 1.040 OG with 16 IBUs putting you in the top of the 70 Shilling range for a scottish and should be ready in 8 weeks (2 weeks primary, 3 weeks secondary, 3 weeks bottled).

I would recommend either the Safale S-04 for dry yeast of White Labs Edinburgh yeast if you are comfortable with liquid yeast.

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im doing an all grain i will look and the wee heavy anything i should look out for when making a scotch this will be my first ale

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Hey it is Scottish, not Scotch. I am a Scot. Americans use Scotch for Scottish and it drives me bats. Oh I can't help you on that type of beer though since I cant stand the stuff myself!

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Hey it is Scottish, not Scotch. I am a Scot. Americans use Scotch for Scottish and it drives me bats. Oh I can't help you on that type of beer though since I cant stand the stuff myself!

Steve da Scot
Thread resurrection aside: AFAIK, in the context of beer and style guidelines, wee heavies are called Strong Scotch Ale (not Scottish) and all the weaker beers (all the 'shilling' beers) are called Scottish (not Scotch).


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