- Recipe formulated from Harrison. 2003. Old British Beers. Recipe number 83, Page 56.
Recipe (for 5 gallons final volume)
|16||pounds||(89%)||Crisp Maris Otter Pale Malt|
|2||pounds||(11%)||Amber Malt (Maris Otter, baked 45 minutes @ 225 F, 30 minutes @ 300 F)|
|2.0||ounces||Willamette pellet hops, 5.6% AA (75 minutes)|
|0.5||ounces||Horizon pellet hops, 10.0% AA (75 minutes)|
|0.5||ounces||Fuggles whole hops, 4.0% AA (dry hopped in secondary)|
|1||teaspoon||Irish Moss (10 minutes)|
- Wyeast #1728 Scottish Ale Yeast, pitched at 72°F
- Starter: 1000 ml 1.030 canned wort, started 1 day earlier
- Water Wagon water
- 12.0 gallons mash water treated with:
- 7.0 grams Gypsum.
- 2.6 ml 88% lactic acid.
- 6.0 gallons sparge water treated with:
- 4 ml 88% lactic acid.
- 18 quarts water @ 168°F, grist ratio of 1.0 quarts:pound @ 152°F (Held 100 minutes)
- 8 quarts water @ 210°F, drain
- 15 quarts water @ 168°F, drain
- Boiled 8.0 gallons for 100 minutes to yield 5.5 gallons wort
- Primary: glass, 7 days, 68°F, Gravity 1.060 at transfer to secondary!
- Secondary: glass, 42 days, 65°F
- Bottled with 82 grams dextrose
- Conditioned for 8 weeks
- Ready to drink on 24-Apr-2004
|Starting Gravity: 1.080||Final Gravity: 1.022|
|Original Extract: 19.4°plato||Apparent Extract: 5.6°plato|
|Real Extract: 8.27°plato|
|Alcohol: 7.7% by volume||(6.0% by weight)|
|Apparent Attenuation: 71.2%||Mash Efficiency: 67%|
|Bitterness: 40 IBU||Color: 19 SRM|
|BU:SG: 0.50||BV: 0.99|
- Insufficient aeration resulted in poor performance of yeast, especially under high gravity conditions of the wort.
- 26-Apr-04 (15 weeks) -- Phenolic, alcohol flavors and mouthfeel. Lots of strange esters and other off-flavors present. Definitely not appropriate for a Scotch Ale. I'll have to make this one again, but properly aerate the wort. Maybe pitch over the yeast cake from a low gravity ale.
- 24-Jun-04 (28 weeks) -- Still tastes funky, hard to drink. I'll keep it around since it's in bottles, but I don't think it will improve. The recipe is good, I just didn't execute it very well.
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