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Home » Recipes » Aitchison's Scottish 70
Aitchison's Scottish 70
Gearing up for the September taste-off, John Aitchison brewed up a double batch of beer, a strong Wee Heavy and this lighter Scottish 70 from one mash. The initial gravity was so high, his hydrometer couldn't measure it!
Style:    Scottish Export
Brewed by:    John Aitchison
Batch Size:    9.0 Gallons (Pre-boil / dilution)
Boil Time:    180 Minutes
Estimated OG    1.042 (after dilution)
Actual OG    1.042
Est IBU    15
Recipe Index | Promash File
Grains, Extracts, Sugars
Malt Name Maltster Amount Percentage
Pale Ale Malt Weyermann 13.0 lbs 49.8%
Munich Weyermann 7.0 lbs 26.8%
Crystal 40L Malt 2.0 lbs 7.7%
Aromatic Malt 1.50 lbs 5.7%
Crystal 80L Malt 1.0 lbs 3.8%
Crystal 105L Malt 0.50 lbs 1.9%
Crystal 150L Malt 0.50 lbs 1.9%
Special B Malt 0.50 lbs 1.9%
Rauchmalt (Bamberg Smoked) Weyermann 0.13 lbs 0.5%
Hops
Name Form Alpha Amount Time
Fuggle Whole 4.5% 2.00 oz 60
Yeast
Man. Code Name Type Amount (Starter)
Wyeast 1728 Scottish Ale Ale
Wyeast 1056 Chico Ale Ale (added 3 days later)
Mash Schedule
Step Rest Temp Rest Time Heat Water
Strike/Protein Rest 122°F Infusion
Saccharification 153°F 60 Decoction (Boiled for 15 minutes)
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Notes

John's Notes

I used a single decoction (122 to 153) for the mash, everything else was normal.

After my 3 hour boil, I ended up with maybe 3 gal. of 1.150 wort. Too high for my hydrometer to read.

I watered down the wort to 1.042.

The water was all R/O and the yeast was Wyeast Scottish Ale for three days, and then 1.056 on top of it.

The beer is one month old.

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