My First Attempt at Scottish Ale
Lately, my curiosity about Scottish Ales has increased. They are less hoppy, more malty, and I'm told they are great to use in cooking. I just brewed the following recipe in an attempt to create a 70 shilling ale similar in color, taste and strength to Belhaven:
4 lb. Warminster Maris Otter Pale Base Balt
.5 lb Cargill Munich Malt
.125 lb Muntons Roasted Barley
I steeped the above grains at 150 degrees for 3 hours
Then after sparing, I used a 3.3 lb can of Muntons Maris Otter Light Malt and .5 oz of Fuggle Pellet Hops (4.3%) for a 120 minute boil. For the last half hour I added .35 oz Kent Golding Hop Pellets.
In a couple of weeks I'll use Edinburgh Scottish Ale Liquid Yeast.