Scottish Ale

11 November 2018

Home grown recipe for Scottish Ale.

I am getting ready to enter ‘Queen of Beers’, so I wanted to start practicing recipes. I also have been on a writing hiatus, so I can actually write about how the tasting is.

2.5 Gallons of Scottish Ale

Amount Type Ingredients
3 lbs Base Grain Feldblume Grain
0.25lbs Specialty Grain Biscuit Malt
0.75lbs Specialty Grain Caramel 40
0.25lbs Specialty Grain Honey malt
0.10 lbs Specialty Grain L120 Malt
15 g Hops Goldings 60 Minutes
5 g Hops Goldings 5 Minutes
  Yeast Edinburgh Scottish Ale WLP028
  1. Bring 1.5 gallons of water to 165
  2. Add grains and stir well, let sit for 60 minutes
  3. Sparge with 1.5 gallons of water heated to 170
  4. Bring to boil and add 60 minute hops
  5. Boil for 60 minutes
  6. Add 5 g of hops with 5 minutes left on the boil
  7. Cool and add yeast
  8. Ferment 3 weeks
  9. Bottle/keg.
  10. Enjoy!
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Tasting Notes

I don’t have great efficiency (60%) so the final beer looked and tasted good, but was thin for the style I was aiming for. Next time I will increase the base grain.