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Margarita's Moult Scotch Ale

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Margarita's Moult Scotch Ale

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Beer Style: Scottish Heavy 70/-  (9B)
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 5 US gallons

Scottish Heavy 70/-


Looks nice, malty smell and taste, noticeably alcoholic, a little harsh. It's been in the bottle a little over a week now and is starting to smooth out. I wish I had made more of this. I like the Scotch Ale style, especially now that cool weather is coming.


  • 8 pounds, English 2 row pale malt
  • 1--1/2 pounds, English crystal malt (40 L.)
  • 1 ounce, chocolate malt
  • 1/2 pound, dark brown sugar
  • 1 pound, Munton & Fison light dried malt extract
  • 1--1/2 ounces, Kent Goldings (4.7 alpha)
  • 1/2 ounce, Styrian Goldings
  • gypsum (if your water is soft)
  • 14 grams, Whitbread dry ale yeast

Additional Instructions

Primary Ferment: 2 weeks

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1.070 (estimated)
Final Gravity: 1.019
Alcohol by Vol: 6.68%
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 5.00 US Gallons

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Add 1 teaspoon gypsum (Nashua water is very soft) to 2 1/2 gal water. Heat to 165 degrees, add grains and dough in at 152 degrees. Mash for for 75 minutes (152 to 148 degrees). Mash out with 3 quarts boiling water (gives a temp of 160 degrees. Should be 165 degrees). Draw off a quart and recirclate for a total of 10 times. Sparge with five gallons water and 1 teaspoon gypsum at 168 degrees. (Gravity was only 1.055 so decided to include 1 pound light M&F DME.) Bring to a boil. Add the DME and 1/2 pound dark brown sugar. At 15 minutes into the add 1 1/2 ounces of Kent Goldings. (At 62 minutes, gravity was 1.070 and volume was low, so added a gallon of boiling water.) At 73 minutes, add 1/2 ounce Styrian Goldings. At 90 minutes, start wort chilling. After chilling, rack to carboy, aerate by gently sloshing the fermenter. Pitch rehydrated Whitbread ale yeast, slosh carboy again, install airlock.