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Old 06-09-2012, 10:34 AM   #21
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I have tried several Scotch Ale recipes, but this is the clear winner so far, see it in the recipes section. It takes a small quantity of peated malt, and requires a reduction, but the results are worth it:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f65/walk...h-80-a-148886/

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I can't believe no one has mentioned Scotty Karate. By far the best Scottish Ale I've ever had. A distant second would be Wee Alec that is brewed at a local brewpub (Broad Ripple Brew Pub)

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Old 06-09-2012, 03:15 PM   #23
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I have tried several Scotch Ale recipes, but this is the clear winner so far, see it in the recipes section. It takes a small quantity of peated malt, and requires a reduction, but the results are worth it:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f65/walk...h-80-a-148886/
IMO, peated malt has no place in a Scotch ale. And that recipe seems needlessly comlex.
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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.
Yep that's the one!
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IMO, peated malt has no place in a Scotch ale. And that recipe seems needlessly comlex.
Yeah, well, I don't know art, but I know what I like.
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