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Pretty Little Ditty Scotch Ale

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Batch Size (gallons)5.28
Recipe typeAll Grain
Style9E. Strong Scotch Ale
Original Gravity1.085
Final Gravity1.021
ABV8.4% (basic)   /   8.47% (advanced)       [what's this?]
Color19.6 SRM
Boil Time90 min

YeastWyeast 1728 (Scottish Ale)

Pale Malt, Maris Otter8 lbs60.7%3
Munich Malt, Light (Weyermann)1 lb 5 oz10%5.5
Brown Sugar, Light1 lb 2 oz8.5%8
DME Golden Light (Briess)1 lb 2 oz8.5%4
Honey Malt 9 oz4.3%25
Carapils (Briess) 8 oz3.8%1.5
Special B Malt 6 oz2.8%180
Chocolate Malt (Muntons) 3 oz1.4%385

Challenger (Boil)1 oz607.5%0

Brewed as full volume BIAB.

Remove 2 liters of wort before boil starts and reduce in side pot to less than 500 ml.  Should be syrupy in viscosity.  Add water back to original volume and return to main kettle with 10 minutes left in boil.

Add DME and brown sugar with 5 minutes left in boil.

Start ferment at 62F and allow to rise slowly through first 5 days to 68F.  Hold at 68F for 10 days.  Bring temperature up to 72F for 4 days.  Cold crash at 40F for 6 days before priming and bottling.

Malty, complex, and smooth, this beer is an excellent example of a Strong Scotch Ale. Malty aromas tickle the nose, from a modest off-white head above the dark ruby brown, moderately carbonated ale. The initial taste is complex in malt flavors of bread, toast, caramel, toffee, dried raisins and plums. It is full bodied in the mouth and finishes moderately crisply with just enough bitterness to balance out the latent sweetness of the malts. This ale leaves with a soft warming sensation from the high alcohol content which is ideal for those cold New England winter nights. A silver medal winner in competition!

Recipe Awards
Award Winning Recipe! Silver medal (score - 36) at MVHBC Competition in 2014

This all grain Strong Scotch Ale homebrew recipe was submitted by Oginme.