Monday, December 24, 2012

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.