Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast: Wyeast Scottish Ale (1597)
Additional Yeast or Yeast Starter: Wyeast Irish Ale (1084)
Batch Size (Gallons): 5
Original Gravity: 1.101
Final Gravity: 1.025
Boiling Time (Minutes): 120
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 65-68 degrees
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 65-68 degrees
Tasting Notes: Raisin, toffee, malt
Pale Ale 14.75 lbs
Crystal, 30L 2 lbs
Brown 4.25 lbs
Sugar dark molasses 1 lb
Golding 27 HBU
Wyeast Scottish Ale (#1597)
Wyeast Irish Ale (#1084)
Bring 5.25 gallons water to 173°F and add malts quickly. Adjust mash pH to 5.3 if needed. Bring mash to 153°F and stir thoroughly. Stir every 15 minutes and reheat to 153°F every 30 minutes. After two hours, bring mash to 170°F for 10 minutes. Sparge with 6.5 gallons 170°F pH 5.7 water. Boil 30 minutes and add hops. Boil for another 90 minutes.
Chill and rack wort to primary. Reserve and freeze 5 cups wort for priming; pitch Scottish yeast starter. With the strength of the wort, the Crabtree effect is going to take over the instant the yeast hits the wort. Go to the trouble of making a good starter.
Rack to carboy when primary fermentation is done and Irish Ale yeast. Give the beer six weeks secondary in the carboy. Prime with reserved wort and bottle. Age at least six months. If you are worried about the health of your yeast, you could add a small yeast starter at bottling time. I have found that this is not necessary with a six-month aging.