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Scotsman's Blue Ribbon Scotch Ale

Scotsman's Blue Ribbon Scotch Ale

Strong Scotch Ale • All Grain • 12 gal

Renaissance Brew

Oh, Lad I don't know where you've been, but I see you've won first prize... Too many of these & you'll wake up singing this classic. Seriously, it doesn't taste as strong as it is!

May 12, 2005 at 11:02pm

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Ingredients (All Grain12 gal)

  • 32.35 lbs American 2-row

    American 2-row

    Yields a slightly higher extract than Six Rox brewers Malt. Tends to give a smoother, less grainy flavored beer. Some brewers claim they can detect a significant difference in flavor. Lower protein and will yield a lower color than Six-Row Brewers Malt

  • 3.45 lbs Crystal Malt 60°L

    Crystal Malt 60°L

    Sweet caramel flavor, deep golden to red color. For dark amber and brown ales.

  • 1.22 lbs British Black Patent

    British Black Patent

    Dry, burnt, chalky character. Use in porters, stouts, brown ales and dark lagers.

  • 1.22 lbs Belgian Cara-Pils

    Belgian Cara-Pils

    Significantly increases foam/head retention and body of the beer.

  • 0.89 lbs Roasted Barley

    Roasted Barley

    Sweet, grainy, coffee flavor and a red to deep brown color. For porters and stouts.

  • 0.47 lbs Dark Brown Sugar

    Dark Brown Sugar

    Imparts rich, sweet flavor. Use in Scottish ales, old ales and holiday beers.

  • 1.2 oz Chinook - 13.0 AA% pellets; boiled 60 min


    Spicy, Medium to Heavy.Very strong bittering ability used in all American ales and lagers. Aroma is very floral.

  • 0.60 oz Cascade - 5.5 AA% pellets; boiled 15 min


    Spicy with citrus notes. Slightly grapefruity.

  • 0.60 oz East Kent Goldings - 5.0 AA% pellets; boiled 15 min

    East Kent Goldings

    Mild, slightly flowery.

  • 1.20 oz East Kent Goldings - 5.0 AA% pellets; boiled 1 min

    East Kent Goldings

    Mild, slightly flowery.

  • White Labs WLP005 British Ale

    White Labs WLP005 British Ale

    This yeast is a little more attenuative than WLP002. Like most English strains, this yeast produces malty beers. Excellent for all English style ales including bitter, pale ale, porter, and brown ale.

Style (BJCP)

Category: 9 - Scottish and Irish Ale

Subcategory: E - Strong Scotch Ale

Range for this Style
Original Gravity: 1.080 1.070 - 1.130
Terminal Gravity: 1.018 1.018 - 1.056
Color: 27.9 SRM 14 - 25
Alcohol: 8.1% ABV 6.5% - 10%
Bitterness: 31.8 IBU 17 - 35


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