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Place at a big compitition for the first time, help me make it better

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I placed for the first time at a big competition, I got a third in the Scottish and Irish ale category, BJCP 9. The competition was the Happy Holiday Homebrew Competition held by St. Louis Brews. Below is the recipe I used, it is for 15 gallons. I made it with a friend so that is why it was such a big batch. I fermented at 65 degrees and used a yeast starter to build up to the correct cell count.

Milstadt Scotch Ale
Strong Scotch Ale
Type: All Grain Date: 8/20/2012
Batch Size (fermenter): 15.00 gal Brewer: Craig Frazier
Boil Size: 17.00 gal Asst Brewer:
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: 25 gallon
End of Boil Volume 16.50 gal Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.00 %
Final Bottling Volume: 15.00 gal Est Mash Efficiency 75.0 %
Fermentation: Ale, Two Stage Taste Rating(out of 50): 30.0
Taste Notes:
Ingredients


Ingredients
Amt Name Type # %/IBU
15.00 gal Millstadt, IL Water 1 -
51 lbs Pale Malt - 2 Row (Cargill) (2.0 SRM) Grain 2 88.9 %
3 lbs Crystal 40, 2-Row, (Great Western) (40.0 SRM) Grain 3 5.2 %
1 lbs 8.0 oz Aromatic Malt (Briess) (20.0 SRM) Grain 4 2.6 %
12.0 oz Peated Malt (Simpsons) (2.5 SRM) Grain 5 1.3 %
12.0 oz Special B Malt (180.0 SRM) Grain 6 1.3 %
6.1 oz Black Barley (Briess) (500.0 SRM) Grain 7 0.7 %
3.00 oz Northern Brewer [8.50 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 8 22.0 IBUs
0.75 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 10.0 mins) Fining 9 -
8.0 pkg Edinburgh Ale (White Labs #WLP028) [35.49 ml] Yeast 10 -

Beer Profile

Est Original Gravity: 1.104 SG Measured Original Gravity: 1.108 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.022 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.020 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 11.0 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 11.8 %
Bitterness: 22.0 IBUs Calories: 381.7 kcal/12oz
Est Color: 18.3 SRM
Mash Profile

Mash Name: Single Infusion, Light Body, No Mash Out Total Grain Weight: 57 lbs 6.1 oz
Sparge Water: -19.05 gal Grain Temperature: 65.0 F
Sparge Temperature: 168.0 F Tun Temperature: 60.0 F
Adjust Temp for Equipment: TRUE Mash PH: 5.20

Mash Steps
Name Description Step Temperature Step Time
Mash In Add 17.93 gal of water at 164.1 F 150.0 F 60 min

Sparge Step: Fly sparge with -19.05 gal water at 168.0 F


Here are the score sheets.







The next time I make it I am going to use Golden Promise. Other than that, I am looking for suggestions.

Thanks!
 

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Just looking at it real quick Your ABV was 11.8. The BJCP calls for 6.5 to 10 I would just back off on the base malt a little. I think the Golden Promise would be good also.Sure would like to try it.
 
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