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tborgman 02-13-2009 10:19 PM

Moylan's Kiltlifter Scottish Ale Clone
Moylans Kiltlifter Scottish Ale Clone

This recipe is based on the grain bill emailed to me from Moylans brewery in Novato, California. I think it was a good first attempt at recreating their awesome scottish ale, but it likely lacks some malty/caramel characteristics present in Moylans version

Grain Bill:

American two row- 10 lbs
Crystal malt 70L- 10oz
Crystal malt 120L- 10oz
Vienna Durst- 8oz
Munich- 8oz
Special B- 5oz
carapils- 8oz

Mash Schedule: 153 degrees for 1 hr
Mash out at 170 for 5 min

Fly sparge with 168 degree water
collected 6.5 gallons pre-boil

Boil Schedule:

Total Time: 70 min
1st addition at 10 min: 1.5oz Kent Goldings (4-6%)
2nd addition at 55 min: 0.5oz Kent Goldings (4-6%)

Yeast: White Labs 001- California Ale yeast

Brewpastor 03-31-2009 12:29 AM

This looks like a good recipe to me. It is very close to the recipe for the Wee Heavy I sent to the NHC this year. I will have to dig it up and compare.

HuRRiC4Ne 07-11-2010 07:08 PM

I just made this, upped the grain bill by 25%... Hit a 1.079 OG, to stay authentic to the alcohol percentage. I did some research about this clone and it appears to be authentic to the actual Moylans Kiltlifter!!!!

I made some of my own additions to this, I went with Wyeast 1084 Irish Ale yeast and added 4oz'z of brittish chocolate malt.

CaliBrewin 08-31-2010 09:27 PM

how did yours turn out hurricane?

HuRRiC4Ne 09-03-2010 08:19 PM

This came out as a winner... It's one of my best beers ever, i'm really reluctant to share it! lol

HenryVance3 01-30-2012 04:44 AM

Do you think Marris Otter would add that Caramel Malty flavor that was missing?

HuRRiC4Ne 01-30-2012 03:17 PM


Originally Posted by HenryVance3 (Post 3721842)
Do you think Marris Otter would add that Caramel Malty flavor that was missing?

It's been over an year, but I think I added Marris Otter to mine... Not sure, I did slightly deviate on this recipe. I will have to check my notes and see what I did... But I do know this is a winner!

HuRRiC4Ne 02-01-2012 02:43 PM

Just looked, i didn't add it... If you suggested adding it, how much would you add HenryVance3?

HenryVance3 02-13-2012 05:33 AM

To be honest I am just now playing with MO. I have been doing a complete swap of reg2row for MO 2row and my latest batch of amber is my best yet. Which is not say alot as I am newer to all grain and just now starting to deviate from recipes. I will try it out both ways if possible this summer for fun and see.

derekge 07-27-2012 03:41 PM

Just had some Kilt Lifter last night and I loved it: a Wee Heavy without the boozy taste! I am going to take Hurricane's comments into consideration and tweak tborgman's recipe a bit. I'd like to see the difference that WLP001 California will yield as opposed to WLP028 Edinburgh. We'll see!

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