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Old 12-14-2012, 06:28 PM   #1
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I'm always trying to revise my RIS recipe and make it more of a Scottish style stout. Just what I've always loved. Belhaven Stout is by far my favorite.

So my question is, the recipe calls for 19lbs of British pale ale malt. Could I use instead of British pale ale malt, use British Golden Promise?

Anyone out there know enough about malt grains to answer this question?

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That would work great since you are going for a Scottish style.

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I'm always trying to revise my RIS recipe and make it more of a Scottish style stout. Just what I've always loved. Belhaven Stout is by far my favorite.

So my question is, the recipe calls for 19lbs of British pale ale malt. Could I use instead of British pale ale malt, use British Golden Promise?

Anyone out there know enough about malt grains to answer this question?
Try using WY1728 Scottish ale yeast as well!
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Golden Promise will definitely work. Go for it!

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Old 12-14-2012, 06:54 PM   #5
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Try using WY1728 Scottish ale yeast as well!
I'm actually already using WY1728

THANKS EVERYONE! I definitely will try it.
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Are you doing anything to your water to get it closer to a Scottish water profile?

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Not really. I have no idea about Scottish water profiles. Any suggestions?

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In How To Brew, Palmer has the Edinburgh water profile: http://www.howtobrew.com/section3/chapter15-2.html

Look at Table 15. Here's his description of the water:

Edinburgh - Think of misty Scottish evenings and you think of strong Scottish ale - dark ruby highlights, a sweet malty beer with a mellow hop finish. The water is similar to London's but with a bit more bicarbonate and sulfate, making a beer that can embrace a heavier malt body while using less hops to achieve balance.

Here's a good thread talking about water profiles and calculators:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f128/bre...-tools-131443/

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I have that book and remember reading that section before.

But I'm still clueless as to how I would change my waters composition to match that of Edinburgh.

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For the water you brew with, do you know what the water profile is? You can get this info from your city's Water Quality Report.

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