Originally Posted by krenshaw
was thinking of a scottish myself earlier, never made something like that.. i think i found a nice big one that'll be good to bottle in an old BYO magazine.. thanks!
I don't think an old BYO magazine will hold the liquid adequately!
I used to make a pretty nice Scottish Ale, that was my wife's favorite:
62.5% base malt (I suggest Maris Otter or Golden Promise)
18.75% Crystal 60
6.25% Torrefied Wheat
A little peated malt sometimes is a nice touch, too.
Hops are your choice, but I usually bittered with Perle, then added some Tettnang about halfway through the boil. I know the Tettnang isn't true to style, but I liked the earthiness. Typically I'd use about an ounce of each.
(FYI, my name for the beer is The Midwife's Ale.) And now I'm thinking I may have to brew up a batch -- it's been a couple years since I've made it!