Simple Scotch ale

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  1. Nov 19, 2017 #1

    Elmer

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    Needed a gallon of beer to brine a turkey in December so decided to give a scotch ale a try.

    3.5 gallon batch
    4 gallon boil
    6# Marris Otter
    .5 # roasted barley
    .25# crystal 40
    .25# crystal 80 (lhbs was out of crystal 60)
    4 Tbsp light brown sugar

    1 oz fuggles 60 min
    WLP 028 Yeast

    Mash 154f 60 min
    1 quart boiled down w/brown sugar

    SG 1.050
    67% efficiency IMG_1618.jpg IMG_1619.jpg IMG_1620.jpg

    Batch is way darker than anticipated (may be either the brown sugar or crystal 80)
     
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  2. Nov 30, 2017 #2

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    The roasted barley might have added a bit of color too. The one I usually use is like 300 to 350 Lovibond.

    My wife likes a good scotch ale (she likes Appalachians version of it since it is local). Hmmm, sounds like a project for this weekend, maybe...
     
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    Crystal 80 is starting to get up in darkness as well.

    But with using to brine does the color matter?
     
  4. Dec 1, 2017 #4

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    I am bottling this weekend, will let you know how it goes.

    Also going to use a bottle and make gravy, to go with beer brined turkey
     
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    Sounds good, need to try beer brined turkey.
     
  6. Dec 3, 2017 #6

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    I am going to use a gallon to brine a turkey for one of the next holiday
     
  7. Dec 3, 2017 #7

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    Put 1 gallon in a jug for turkey brining.
    The other gallon and half I bottled.
    I most likely goofed up the prime sugar. After racking I realized I had washed the markings off the outside my car boy. Therefore I had to estimate how many gallons I was going to bottle. I estimated 2 gallons and only had 1.5.
    However I only carbed to 2.0 so a little more might not hurt.

    The taste is dark and malty! IMG_1676.jpg
     

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