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Old 06-09-2011, 09:06 PM   #1
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Default All-Grain - Stuart Mackenzies Old Chubby

Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast: Wyeast 1728
Yeast Starter: 1 l
Batch Size (Gallons): 5.5
Original Gravity: 1.072
Final Gravity: 1.006
IBU: 27.4
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60
Color: 23.9
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 7 @ 68
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 21 @ 60
Tasting Notes: Very rich, complex beer with hints of caramel and chocolate.

Stuart Mackenzies Old Chubby Strong Scotch Ale

Type: All Grain
Date: 5/5/2011
Batch Size: 5.50 gal
Brewer: Barry Gruis
Boil Size: 6.51 gal
Boil Time: 60 min
Equipment: Storm Mountain Brewing Company
Brewhouse Efficiency: 70.00
Taste Notes: This is a "rough" interpreation of two of my favorite things in the world. Old Chubb (Strong Scottish) form Oskar Blues and my favorite Scotsman...Stuart Mackenzie (So I married an Ax murderer...possibly Mike Myers best movie charecter).

I just tried this beer last night and I am super happy with it. I want my Strong Scottish to be the opposite of an IPA.....Let the Malt come forward and steal the show. With this beer I think I accomplised the task.


Amount Item Type % or IBU

16 lbs Golden Promise (1.7 SRM) Grain 97.26 %
7.2 oz British Chocolate Malt (635.0 SRM) Grain 2.74 %

1.00 oz Pearle [8.00 %] (60 min) Hops 22.7 IBU
0.50 oz Tettnang [4.50 %] (35 min) Hops 5.3 IBU

0.28 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 10.0 min) Misc

1 Pkgs Scottish Ale (Wyeast Labs #1728) [Starter 125 ml] Yeast-Ale

Beer Profile

Est Original Gravity: 1.072 SG
Measured Original Gravity: 1.075 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.020 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.006 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 6.84 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 9.03 %
Bitterness: 28.0 IBU Calories: 335 cal/pint
Est Color: 23.9 SRM Color: Color

Mash Profile

Mash Name: Single Infusion, Full Body, Batch Sparge Total Grain Weight: 16.45 lb

Sparge Water: 3.88 gal Grain Temperature: 50.0 F
Sparge Temperature: 168.0 F TunTemperature: 50.0 F
Adjust Temp for Equipment: TRUE Mash PH: 5.4 PH

Single Infusion, Full Body, Batch Sparge Step Time Name Description Step Temp
60 min Mash In Add 5.10 gal of water at 169.5 F 150.0 F

Mash Notes: Simple single infusion mash for use with most modern well modified grains (about 95% of the time).
Carbonation and Storage

Take first runnings and boil til volume has been reduced by 1/2. Then sparge
Bottle this beer and condition.

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Old 01-24-2012, 09:38 PM   #2
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I am a big fan of malty beers, so this is definitely a recipe I want to try out! Thank you for sharing!

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