Kilting Me Softly Scottish Ale
Source: Brett McQuade
Recipe added: 07/31/99
This was my first shot at brewing a Scottish Ale. I wanted something like McEwan's but with a bit of smoke flavor. This brew isn't quite as sweet as McEwan's and the 1/4 lb of smoked malt really gives a pronounced smokiness to the brew. I'd probably add a bit of honey to the recipe next time, but this is a pretty decent beer as is.
Recipe type: Partial Mash
Batch Size: 5 gallons
Starting Gravity: 1.050 at 80 degrees F
Finishing Gravity: 1.012 at 77 degrees F
Time in Boil: 60 minutes
Primary Fermentation: 2 weeks in glass
Secondary Fermentation: 2 weeks in glass
- 8 lbs Light Liquid Malt Extract
- 3/4 lb Cara-Vienna Malt
- 1/4 lb Chocolate Malt
- 1/4 lb Victory Malt
- 1/4 lb Smoked Malt
- 1/4 lb Cara-Pils Malt
- 1/2 tsp Irish Moss
- 2 oz Kent Goldings hop pellets (alpha = 5.3%)
- Wyeast #1728 (Scottish)
Steep the grains in slightly less than 1 gallon of water for about 30 minutes. Add the resulting juice to the boiling kettle with the extract and 1 and a half gallons of water. Add all 2 oz of hops and boil for the full hour. Add the moss with 15 minutes left. Dilute to 5 gallons and add the yeast when cool.
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