Planning a Strong Scotch Ale, inspired by a Belhaven Wee Heavy clone, further inspired by the ingredients that were available to me. I use the term "inspired" loosely that second time through...
10 lbs American 2 Row Pale
2 lbs Maris Otter Pale
7 oz Crystal 20 (instead of 9 oz British Crystal 55)
4 oz Biscuit
3.5 oz Aromatic
3.5 oz Crystal 120 (see Crystal 20)
3.0 oz Peat Malt
2.5 oz Chocolate Malt
1.5 oz Roasted Barley
90 minute boil:
1 oz Perle @ 90 min
.25 EKG & .25 Fuggle @ 15 min
So my first question is: Really? 1.5 oz in a 14+ lb grain bill? Are any of those small amount inclusions going to make any noticeable contribution?
Second question is, this is the first time I've played with Beersmith. I plugged in the info, and it's saying I need a 270.5 billion
cell starter and recommending a 4 liter starter. Or it also gives the option of using 30
slap packs. Am I missing something?
Oh, and Merry Christmas from Two Jews Brews!