Strong Scottish Ale

December 20, 2012

2012, Beer Recipes, General posting, Recipes

Scottish ales are one of my favorite styles to make.  This one is a bigger Scottish ale, it has a smoky flavor, and almost a whiskey ending to it. It taste better as time goes on.  Since it’s a bigger beer, if you make it now you can have this towards the end of the winter and the beginning of spring.  It’s one of those beers that will just warm you up a bit.  For a conversion chart click here.

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6 oz 60L Crystal Malt

6 oz Vienna Malt

6 oz Peated Smoked Malt

4 oz Aromatic Malt

9 lbs Light DME

1 oz Hallertau (60 min)

1/2 oz Northern Brewer (60 min)

1/4 oz Styrian Goldings (15 min)

WLP 028 Scottish Ale



FG: 1.019

IBU: 28

SRM: 28

ABV: 7.5%


Beer Peaks After 3 Months In The Bottle




  • Steep grains for 30 min at 150
  • Take grains out and all malt extract
  • Bring to boil
  • Add hallertau hops as well as northern brewer hops
  • Boil for 45 minutes
  • Add in styrian golding hops
  • Boil for 15 min
  • End boil
  • Cool down, put in fermenter and pitch yeast
  • Let it ferment for 7 days then move to secondary
  • Let it sit in secondary for 1.5 months
  • Then bottle
  • Let it age in bottles for 6-9 months.

If you make this beer now, it will be ready next year for the spring.  Now that is what I call perfect timing.


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