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Old 06-08-2012, 09:11 PM   #11
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I love Scotch Ale's too. Haven't met a commercial example I didn't like, but I've only really tried Dirty Bastard, Robert the Bruce, and Bellhaven's wee heavy. I recently brewed NBs Wee Heavy extract kit and a pleased with the results, though it is improving with age. I plan on tackling my own recipe in the late fall/early winter.

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Old 06-08-2012, 09:12 PM   #12
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I can't really say I've ever had a commercial Scottish Ale. I brewed the all grain version of the kit below from AHS back in December with the Wyeast 1728. 1 month primary and I think around 2 months cold secondary (need to check my notes). It has really turned into an awesome beer!!

http://www.austinhomebrew.com/produc...roducts_id=386

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Old 06-08-2012, 09:51 PM   #13
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Moylan's Kilt Lifter from California, they're nice enough to include the ingredient list
http://www.moylans.com/site/pages/ar...Scotch-Ale.pdf

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Old 06-08-2012, 10:14 PM   #14
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Google Skotrat's Traquair House clone recipe. Absolutely, without a shqdow ofe a doubt, the best homebrew Scotch ale recipe on the face of the earth. Do not change a thing...brew it exactly as written.

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Old 06-09-2012, 12:31 AM   #15
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Old 06-09-2012, 12:40 AM   #16
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Google Skotrat's Traquair House clone recipe. Absolutely, without a shqdow ofe a doubt, the best homebrew Scotch ale recipe on the face of the earth. Do not change a thing...brew it exactly as written.
If he says it I believe it! I think I actually have that printed from years ago. I also got one from a fellow in Scotland called Crookideen (sp) or something like that, that I also want to try. I made a pretty good one that got like a 43 in a local contest, guess I ought to make it again.
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Old 06-09-2012, 12:50 AM   #17
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I do enjoy a MacPelicans Scottish style ale!

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Old 06-09-2012, 01:39 AM   #18
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I do enjoy a MacPelicans Scottish style ale!
It's good, but not one of my faves. And FWIW, Scottish ales are nothing like Scotch ales.
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Old 06-09-2012, 09:46 AM   #19
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It's good, but not one of my faves. And FWIW, Scottish ales are nothing like Scotch ales.
Oops, i guess i need to plan a day for 99 bottles(never been), i hope my mind doesnt explode going in there.
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Google Skotrat's Traquair House clone recipe. Absolutely, without a shqdow ofe a doubt, the best homebrew Scotch ale recipe on the face of the earth. Do not change a thing...brew it exactly as written.
Here's what I found:

Brewing Method: All Grain
Yeast: Wyeast 1728 Scottish Ale
Yeast Starter: 1/2 US gallon at High Krausen
Batch Size: 11 US Gallons
Original Gravity: 1.085
Final Gravity: 1.020
Alcohol Content: 8.64 %
Total Grains: 32.79 US Pounds
Color: 12-22 (depending on carmelization)
Extract Efficiency: 75 %
Hop IBU's: 28.6
Boiling Time: 2 hours
Primary Fermentation: 10 days @ 62f
Secondary Fermentation: 10 days @ 58f
Additional Fermentation: 2 months in brite tanks @ 45f

Grain Bill:

32.48 lb. Scottish Malting GOLDEN PROMISE PALE ALE 2 ROW (99%)
.31 lb. Roast Barley (1%)

Hop Bill:

1.57 oz. N. BREWER 6.9% 45 min
1.57 oz. N. BREWER 6.9% 35 min

Mash Schedule:

Single Step Mash:

90 minutes @ 154
10 minutes @ 168

Brewers Notes:

Yeast: WYEAST Scottish Ale

1728 Scottish Ale
Rich, smokey, peaty character ideally suited
for scottish style ales, smoked beers and
high gravity ales. Flocculation - high;
apparent attenuation - 69-73%. (55-70°F)

Notes:

Remove two gallons of first runnings and Carmelize it (boil down to about 1 pint and add back to boil). This will give the richer taste that you find in this finebeer.

Collect 15 gallons of Run-off and boil down to your 10 1/2 gallon target (the other 1/2 gallon will come from the 1/2 gallon starter of yeast slurry that you have made in advance).

Add 2-3 teaspoons of Irish Moss into the boil just because.
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