Imperial. Scotch. Ale.
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It is very snowy. So what do you do when you latest shipment of high alpha awesome hops cant arrive because the delivery driver is stuck in snow 300 miles away? We decided to brew a Scotch Ale. But not just any Scotch Ale. An Imperial Scotch Ale.
The wort as it is just starting to ferment in our 20HL FV
With an absolute mountain of every type of malt we had in our malt store we loaded up our mash tun in our attempt to make the biggest, baddest, punk Scotch Ale ever. We mashed in with over a ton of 10 different types of malt! The beer will be either AB:05 or AB:06. We have not decided yet. But it will definitely form part of our abstrakt series and be a one off limited edition batch.
The malt bill and brew sheet.
The beer is being bottom fermented with our house lager yeast and has a target ABV of 12% and a very modest 30 IBUs. It was unusual for us to make a beer with so little hops, so we wanted to ensure we completely maxed out the malts. We also added some amazing Scottish Heather Honey too. Despite the fact it has only been fermenting for a day it is already tasting amazing.
Head Brewer Stewart Bowman with Franz, Graeme and Jack.
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