Willy Warmer Wee Heavy (140-Shilling Scotch Ale)
Source: Brian Dixon
Recipe added: 12/23/99
Won second place in the St. Louis Brews 1999 Happy Holidays homebrew competition. 5 months in the bottles when entered in the contest.
The beer turned out a beautiful ruby red, perfectly balanced, and formed a beautiful creamy head ... those in the Pacific Northwest might say that more hops wouldn't hurt ... but then I'd have to call it a Barley Wine instead! I'd say it was about right for a Scotch Ale ... nicely balanced. Not too high or low. This one didn't last long in the beer fridge ... !
Recipe type: Partial Mash
Batch Size: 5 gallons
Starting Gravity: 1.110
Finishing Gravity: 1.042
Time in Boil: 90 minutes
Primary Fermentation: 14 days at 62 F
Secondary Fermentation: 7 days at 62 F
- 12 lbs Teleford's Pale Ale 2-row
- 1 lb 10 oz Cara-Amber
- 1 can (3.3 lbs) John Bull unhopped Amber
- 1 can (3.3 lbs) John Bull unhopped Light
- 2 1/2 oz 5.5%AA Fuggles, leaf
- 2 oz 6.6%AA Goldings, leaf
- Slurry from 1 1/2 gallon starter made from Wyeast #1275 Thames Valley
- No Irish Moss or other finings used.
- Water treated to match Edinburgh 'soft' water.
- Standard 3/4 c. corn sugar for priming.
2 hour mash at 158 F. 90 minute boil, all hops added 45 minutes before end of boil.
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