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Just a Tad Heavy

Just a Tad Heavy

Strong Scotch Ale : All Grain : 5 gal

Just a Tad Heavy

My base for an Autumn Spice Ale

November 2, 2012 at 01:37pm

5.0/5.0 1 rating

Ingredients (All Grain5 gal)

  • 13.36 lbs Maris Otter; Crisp

    Maris Otter; Crisp

    An English thoroughbred and a favored choice of malt for many brewers. Simpsons' Maris Otter has a rich and nutty flavor and despite its small, berry size has a strong husk. This malt delivers predictable brewhouse performance with modest, yet consistent extracts. Brewers can expect good runoffs with clear wort.

  • 0.50 lbs 2-Row Caramel Malt 10L; Briess

    2-Row Caramel Malt 10L; Briess

    Golden color and a candy like sweetness. Characteristics & Applications: • In contrast to Brewers Malt, glassiness is a distinguishing characteristic of Caramel Malt. The glassy endosperm creates the desirable non-fermentable components giving true Caramel Malt the ability to contribute body (mouthfeel), foam foam retention, and extended beer stability, while contributing color and unique caramel flavor. • Caramel 10L is a roasted caramel malt that imparts golden color. • Use 3-7% for Pilsener-style beers for balance. • Use 5-15% to provide color, sweetness and color to light amber beers. • Produced from AMBA/BMBRI recommended 2-Row Malting Barley varieties.

  • 0.50 lbs 2-Row Caramel Malt 60L; Briess

    2-Row Caramel Malt 60L; Briess

    Sweet, Pronounced Caramel. Characteristics & Applications: • In contrast to Brewers Malt, glassiness is a distinguishing characteristic of Caramel Malt. The glassy endosperm creates the desirable non-fermentable components giving true Caramel Malt the ability to contribute body (mouthfeel), foam foam retention, and extended beer stability, while contributing color and unique caramel flavor. • 2-Row Caramel Malt 60L is a roasted caramel malt that imparts deep golden to red color. • Use 3-7% for Pilsener-style beers for balance. • Use 5-15% to provide color, sweetness and color to amber and red beers. • Produced from AMBA/BMBRI recommended 2-Row Malting Barley varieties.

  • 0.49 lbs Caramel Malt 120L; Briess

    Caramel Malt 120L; Briess

    Pronounced caramel, burnt sugar, raisiny, prunes flavor. Characteristics & Applications: • In contrast to Brewers Malt, glassiness is a distinguishing characteristic of Caramel Malt. The glassy endosperm creates the desirable non-fermentable components giving true Caramel Malt the ability to contribute body (mouthfeel), foam, foam retention, and extended beer stability, while contributing color and unique caramel flavor. • 20Row Caramel Malt 120L is a roasted caramel malt that imparts deep red color. • Use 3-15% in Amber and Red beers. • Use 10-15% in Bock beers. • Use 7-15% in Dark beers. • Use 10-15% in Porter and Stout. • Produced from AMBA/BMBRI recommended 2-Row Malting Barley varieties.

  • 0.50 lbs Special Roast Malt; Briess

    Special Roast Malt; Briess

    Toasty, biscuity, sour, tangy flavors. Characteristics & Applications: • Excellent for Nut Brown Ales, Porter and other dark beer styles. • Special processing develops unique Toasty, Biscuity, Sour, Tangy flavors distinctive to Special Roast Malt . • Produced from AMBA/BMBRI recommended 6-Row Malting Barley varieties.

  • 1.42 lbs Barley Flaked

    Barley Flaked

    Helps head retention, imparts creamy smoothness. For porters and stouts.

  • 0.33 lbs Oats Raw

    Oats Raw

    Adds body, mouth feel and head retention to the beer Creates chill haze in lighter beers, so is primarily used in dark ones.

  • 2.34 lbs Maple Syrup

    Maple Syrup

    Imparts a dry, woodsy flavor if used in the boil. If beer is bottled with it, it gives it a smooth sweet, maple taste. Use in maple ales, pale ales, brown ales and porters.

  • 0.5 oz Centennial - 10.0 AA% pellets; boiled 60 min

    Centennial

    Aromatic but acceptable for bittering. Medium aroma with floral and citrus tones. Good in medium to dark ales.

  • 0.50 oz East Kent Goldings - 5.0 AA% pellets; boiled 15 min

    East Kent Goldings

    Mild, slightly flowery.

  • 0.50 oz East Kent Goldings - 5.0 AA% pellets; boiled 1 min

    East Kent Goldings

    Mild, slightly flowery.

  • White Labs WLP028 Edinburgh Scottish Ale

    White Labs WLP028 Edinburgh Scottish Ale

    Scotland is famous for its malty, strong ales. This yeast can reproduce complex, flavorful Scottish style ales. This yeast can be an everyday strain, similar to WLP001. Hop character is not muted with this strain, as it is with WLP002.

Style (BJCP)

Category: 9 - Scottish and Irish Ale

Subcategory: E - Strong Scotch Ale

Range for this Style
Original Gravity: 1.101 1.070 - 1.130
Terminal Gravity: 1.035 1.018 - 1.056
Color: 20.8 SRM 14 - 25
Alcohol: 8.7% ABV 6.50% - 10.00%
Bitterness: 25.2 IBU 17.00 - 35.00

Discussion

Rief Artisan Ales

It's frickin great

2012-11-12 2:05pm

It finished around 1.020, has a nice clove flavor. needs to age a while to get some more complexity and round out.

Rief Artisan Ales

It's a great brew

2013-02-23 9:51pm

I brewed this recipe and it took about 2 months to condition in the bottle. It is a fantastic Strong Scotch Ale! It has a nice malty character, smooth mouth feel, and nice ABV. The head was a nice tan color with lacing. Will brew this one again!

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