2018-12-17

14C - Scottish Export - Montgomery

BJCP Style: 14C - Scottish Export

I made a very similar but smaller (4%) beer earlier this year (Irish Red) and it has been standing in for Scottish Export. This brew is slightly more specific to the style although the ingredients are the same except for the late hops and it should come in around 5% ABV instead of 4%.

One of my favorite Denver breweries (Lowdown) makes a "Lonely Sheep" which I believe is all Maris Otter with a touch of dark malt for color. I had that one in mind when designing this recipe which uses pale chocolate for color, a bit of crystal 120, and is finished with Fuggles hops.

The full recipe is on BrewersFriend but here's the TL;DR
  • Brewday: 2018-12-15
  • Malts: Maris Otter, c120, Pale Chocolate
  • Hops: [Magnum] (Fuggles)
  • Yeast: SafAle S-04
  • OG: 12.5°P/1.050, FG: 2.5°P/1.010, ABV: 5.4%
  • Kegged: 2018-12-22
Pot fill

Remote temp monitor I bought for BBQ and use it more for brewing...

Malt: Pale Chocolate and c120 atop a Maris Otter base

Mills and me don't get along. After mucking around with it on the last batch I seem to have bent the driveshaft - which apparently isn't too hard to do when you move it around with the drill still attached (oops). MonsterMill sells a replacement and recommends getting the bigger 1/2" size because the stock one is... guess what? Prone to bending. Ugh. Anyway. I milled this batch - wobbles and all - and it only slipped a couple of times! Ended up with a good crush and 77% brew house efficiency so I'm not complaining. 

Brew session beer: Cerebral's house IPA Rare Trait - good stuff!

Mash temp

Boil

Floor Manager Steve. So photogenic. 

Into the fermenter

OG: 12.5°P/1.050

I put this on a yeast cake from a British Golden SMaSH (MO + El Dorado) and there was immediate airlock activity

2018-12-22 (+7): kegged


2018-12-28 (+13): carbonated sample pour. Still needs to clear a bit.

2019-1-12 (+29) - mostly clear. tasting clean and smooth. pleasant malt character without the sweetness.

2019-1-26 (+38): Half pour - about 95% clear

2019-3-3 (+73): about as clear as she's gonna get cap'n