Strong Scotch Ale – All Grain GONE


General Info

Iron Buddy Brew with Brian Stevenson.


Collected the first gallon and boiled it down to about 1/3 the original volume.  

Collected about 18.5 gallons in the boil kettle (batch sparged).  Added the reduced caramelized wort to the boil.

We had to do a 3 hour reduction boil to get the volume down before starting the hop additions.  Total boil time was 4 hours.  

Added 10 oz of cacao nibs at 30 minutes w/ the hop addition.

4 tbs of yeast nutrient at 15 minutes

20120714 - Racked to secondary (2x 6.5 gallon glass carboys).  Added a single oak spiral to each carboy.  SG 1.030.  

Malts and Grains

Amount Malt/Grain %
26.00 pounds Scottish Golden Promise 75.4%
5.00 pounds German Light Munich Malt 14.5%
1.50 pounds Crystal Malt 40L 4.3%
0.50 pounds British Chocolate Malt 1.4%
0.50 pounds American Roasted Barley 1.4%
0.50 pounds Belgian Special B Malt 1.4%
0.50 pounds German Rauch Smoked Malt 1.4%
34.50 pounds Total Grain Weight 100%


Amount Non-Fermentable Time
2 tsp Baking Soda mash minutes
2 tsp Calcium Chloride mash minutes
2 5.2 Stabilizer mash minutes
2 tablets Whirlfloc 15 minutes


Amount Hop Time AA
3.00 ounces Golding 60 min 4.5%
1.00 ounces Golding 30 min 4.5%
1.00 ounces Golding 0 min 4.5%
5.00 ounces Total Hop Weight


Name Lab/Manufacturer Product ID Amount
Scottish Ale Wyeast 1728 2000 ml

Equipment Profile My Equipment [cegolf]

Mash Profile Single Step Temperature Mash, Medium Bodied Beer


Mash with a direct heat source to maintain temperature.

Mash Steps

# Name Time Temp. Description
1 Saccharification 60 min. 154°F

Add 100% of mash water at 166° F / 74° C

2 Mash Out 10 min. 168°F

Heat to 168° F / 75° C for at least 10 minutes

Water Profile Parker, CO

Special Procedures

Cocoa nibs (soaked in vodka) and oak spirals will be added to secondary

Fermentation and Aging

4 days @ 64° F
7 days @ 64° F
0 days @ ° F
28 days @ 52° F

Iron Buddy Brew Wee Heavy

Date Brewed:  

Brew Day Data

  Target Actual Notes
Strike Water Amount: 11.5    
Strike Water Temperature:      
Mash Temperature(s):      
Mash Time:      
Sparge Water Amount: 7.9    
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Pre-Boil Gravity:      
Pre-Boil Amount: 12.1    
Post-Boil Amount: 11    
Boil Time: 240    
OG: 1.080 / 19.3° P    
Mash PH:      
Boil PH:      

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