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Europeanstyle Scotch Ale

Author/Submitted by: Jaspers
Servings: 5
Categories: Alcoholic Beverages / Ale / Brewing

3  pounds  British 2-row grain, crushed
3 1/3  pounds  Malt extract (amber unhopped)
1  pound  Brown sugar
1  pound  Crystal malt grain
4  ounces  Chocolate malt grain
1  ounce  Northern brewer (45 min)
1/2  ounce  Northern brewer (15 min)
1  ounce  Fuggles (5 min)
    Whitbread ale yeast

1. Bring 1 1/2 gal water to 160 degrees and stir in crushed grains. Keep the mash temp between 148-152 for 1 hr. Best way is to place covered brewing kettle in 140 degree oven. Stir twice while mashing.

2. Test the mash conversion by placing drop of mash onto white plate, then place a drop of iodine into the solution. If solution turns purple/black you must continue the mash until the solution is clear when the iodine is added.

3. Pour mash thru a strainer, allowing the wort to flow thru into your brew pot. Bring 1-2 gal water to 135-150 degrees. Slowly sparge the grains with sparge water until it runs clear. The sparge water will become part of the boil. At this point you will continue as usual.

4. Dissolve malt extract and brown sugar into wort, add 1 oz northern brewer hops and boil for 45 min. Add 1/2 oz plug and boil for 15 min more. For the last 5 min of the boil, add the fuggles pellets. Cool the wort and bring volume up to 5 gal. Pitching temp: 80 or less O.G. 1050-1055 F.G. 1012-1016

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