Scottish Ales

Traditional Scottish session beers reflecting the indigenous ingredients (water, malt), with less hops than their English counterparts (due to the need to import them). Long, cool fermentations are traditionally used in Scottish brewing.


The Shirtless Scottish Ale

5 Gallon Recipe (OG 1.072)
77% System Efficiency
35 Carbohydrates/16oz
326 Calories/16oz
7.2% ABV

Ingredients

  • 11.78 pounds British two-row pale Malt
  • .42 pounds Peat Smoked Malt
  • .53 pounds Cara-Pils/Dextrin Malt
  • .42 pounds Roasted Barley
  • .29 pounds British Chocolate Malt
  • .53 pounds Flaked Barley
  • .37 ounces Northern Brewer Hops (90 min)
  • .37 ounces Northern Brewer Hops (60 min)
  • .37 ounces Northern Brewer Hops (45 min)
  • .75 ounces Fuggles Hops (20 min)
  • .75 ounces Fuggles Hops (10 min)
  • 1 teaspoon Irish Moss (10 min)
  • 1 vial White Labs Edinburgh Ale Yeast

Mash Schedule

153 degrees for 60 minutes
168 degrees for 10 minutes

Notes

This strong scotch ale once had my brother-in-law ripping his shirt off and running around my back yard like a wild man!