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Smoking the Bag Pipes

Brewer: Two TKE's Brew Email:
Beer: Smoking the Bag Pipes Style: Scottish Export Ale
Type: Extract w/grain Size: 5 gallons
48 HCU (~21 SRM)
Bitterness: 17 IBU
OG: 1.063 FG: 1.012
Alcohol: 6.6% v/v (5.2% w/w)
Water: Used Crystal spring water.
Grain: 4 oz. American crystal 20L
4 oz. Roasted barley
1 lb. Peat smoked crystal
Steep: Steep grains in 3 gal for 20 min. at 150
Boil: 60 minutes SG 1.105 3 gallons
8 lb. Light malt extract
.5 tsp. Irish moss for 15 minutes
Hops: 1 oz. Fuggles (4.6% AA, 60 min.)
1 oz. Kent Goldings (5.1% AA, 30 min.)
Yeast: Wyeast #1728-Sottish Ale
Log: Brewed on 9/20/99, racked after 8 days. Secondary for 17 days. Took approx. 1 cup of wort and reduced in small sauce pan for 15 min without stirring then added back to wort.
Carbonation: 0.0 volumes
Added slightly more than 3/4 cup priming sugar.
Tasting: This is an excellent beer. A little too much smoke flavor, but something I have come to love. I may cut back on the smoked barley next time to make it a little more subtle. The beer is highlighted with a smooth malt flavor and the high alcohol content is hidden by the taste. I can't stop drinking it!

Recipe posted 11/11/99.