Wee Heavy Scottish Ale (mrc) (1 ratings)

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Submitted By: mcaukin (Shared)
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Brewer: Meredith Caukin
Batch Size: 5.25 galStyle: Wee Heavy (17C)
Boil Size: 6.81 galStyle Guide: BJCP 2015
Color: 17.7 SRMEquipment: ANVIL Foundry 10.5 (5 gal batch) size
Bitterness: 26.3 IBUsBoil Time: 60 min
Est OG: 1.075 (18.1° P)Mash Profile: Anvil, Full Body, No Sparge
Est FG: 1.024 SG (6.2° P)Fermentation: Ale, Three Stage
ABV: 6.7%Taste Rating: 30.0

Amount Name Type #
7.89 gal Orange City, Fl Water 1
9.12 g Epsom Salt (MgSO4) (Mash 60 min) Misc 2
5.60 ml Lactic Acid (Mash 60 min) Misc 3
3.03 g Baking Soda (Mash 60 min) Misc 4
10 lbs 5.81 oz Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM) Grain 5
2 lbs 2.14 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 6
1 lbs 5.94 oz Melanoiden Malt (20.0 SRM) Grain 7
7.95 oz Aromatic Malt (26.0 SRM) Grain 8
4.88 oz Peat Smoked Malt (2.8 SRM) Grain 9
0.72 oz East Kent Goldings (EKG) [5.0%] - First Wort Hops 10
0.73 oz East Kent Goldings (EKG) [5.0%] - Boil 30 min Hops 11
1.10 Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15 min) Misc 12
0.73 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.0%] - Boil 15 min Hops 13
1.0 pkgs Scottish Ale (Omega #OYL-015) Yeast 14
2.00 tsp Gelatin (Secondary 2 days) Misc 15
9.11 oz Light Dry Extract [Bottling] (8.0 SRM) Dry Extract 16

Taste Notes

This batch is intended for sipping during cold rainy days or nights with a good, robust cigar. 3/25/21 - Couldn’t wait any longer, cracked a bottle open today. Very good beer, great color and head, but not as robust as I was expecting. Think it needs more peat smoked malt character and higher ABV next time I brew it. Definitely worth repeating.


Matched my local water chemistry (approximately) to that of Edinburg Scotland. Wee Heavy Strong Scottish Ale, long term bottle aging is recommended for best results if possible.


Wee Heavy

by mcaukin

Great tasting beer, not as robust as I was expecting. Need to ramp-up the peat smoked character and ABV level to make it exceptional.

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