Scottish Ale (again)

Brew DateMay 11, 2014
Yield5 gallons
Original Gravity (OG)1.034
Final Gravity (FG)1.005
Estimated ABV*3.80625 %


3.3 lbs. Amber LME, 1 lb. Amber DME, 4 oz. Caramel 60L, 4 oz. smoked malt, 4 oz. chocolate, 1 oz. roasted barley, .5 oz Northern Brewer hops (bittering), .5 oz. Willamette hops (aromatic).


This was an extract kit from Brewer’s Best that I picked up at the local homebrew store. The recipe is available online here.

Brew Notes

I don’t normally repeat brews, but I had a special request for this brew. I followed the recipe pretty much to the letter as I did the first time. Didn’t do a secondary fermentation. Bottled a few weeks later.

Tasting Notes

Of the two batches, the first time I made this kit I think it turned out better (or I had a better memory of it). It was crisp and light still, but seemed to have a slightly off taste (more bitter than I remembered?).