I am planning on making a recipe similar to this AG kit from Northern Brewer (Spiced Winter Ale All Grain Kit -- Inventory Sheet
) but I had a couple of questions for the group.
The recipe calls for Simpsons Golden Promise but my LHBS only has Maris Otter. I see that a lot of other scottish ale recipes don't use the Simpsons or even the Maris for that matter. Any thoughts on the differences the malts will make in the flavor of the final product?
I was going to use the S-04 yeast instead of the 1728 yeast. I guess I am concerned that if I use the S-04 and the Maris then I will miss the style completely?