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There’s no such thing as Scotchtoberfest

Brewing up a Scotch Ale that I tried a few years ago. I intended to make a alt-bier/scotch ale hybrid. “That’s right. There’s no such thing as Scotchtoberfest.”

  • 12.00 lb Pale Malt, Maris Otterscotchtoberfest-simpsons
  • 1.67 lb Munich Malt
  • 0.83 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt – 80L
  • 0.16 lb Chocolate Malt

First runnings were 1.054 at 124 deg. 1.060 pre-boil. Could not find the hop schedule I used previously. I thought I added some German hops in there, so I just went with the following.

  • 2 oz. Fuggles (4.5%) at 60 min
  • 1 oz. Tettnang (3.9%) at 20 min

Only got 4 gallons in the fermentor. Boiled off more than I thought and/or mis-estimated how much was in the brew pot. So, I boiled up 1+ gallon of reserved liquid from the mash tun. Ended up getting close to 5 gallons. OG was 1.060.


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