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Beer Recipes / Re: 60 schilling
« on: August 09, 2013, 09:00:04 AM »
There really is not big magic to this. Just take first runnings and put them onto a boil while you are spargin the rest. Your boil down will be done before you finish your main boil. Just add the caramelized runnings back to the main batch boil.

Get yourself a candy thermometer and watch for the caramelization to happen. You can find information on the topic here: http://www.food-info.net/uk/colour/caramel.htm

You can't just wing the process. You need to be aware of it and watch it constantly as to make sure that it is done correctly. That being said it will make your beer so much better.


My Traq recipe with boil down instructions.

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Traquair house Clone
(All Grain) 11 US Gallons
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This Homebrew Recipe was added by
Skotrat on November 12, 1997 at 19:50:39:
(Please contact them if you have questions about the Recipe)

Brewing Method: All Grain
Yeast: Wyeast 1728 Scottish Ale
Yeast Starter: 1/2 US gallon at High Krausen
Batch Size: 11 US Gallons
Original Gravity: 1.085
Final Gravity: 1.020
Alcohol Content: 8.64 %
Total Grains: 32.79 US Pounds
Color: 12-22 (depending on carmelization)
Extract Efficiency: 75 %
Hop IBU's: 28.6
Boiling Time: 2 hours
Primary Fermentation: 10 days @ 62f
Secondary Fermentation: 10 days @ 58f
Additional Fermentation: 2 months in brite tanks @ 45f

Grain Bill:

32.48 lb. Scottish Malting GOLDEN PROMISE PALE ALE 2 ROW (99%)
.31 lb. Roast Barley (1%)

Hop Bill:

1.57 oz. N. BREWER 6.9% 45 min
1.57 oz. N. BREWER 6.9% 35 min

Mash Schedule:

Single Step Mash:

90 minutes @ 154
10 minutes @ 168

Brewers Notes:

Yeast: WYEAST Scottish Ale

1728 Scottish Ale
Rich, smokey, peaty character ideally suited
for scottish style ales, smoked beers and
high gravity ales. Flocculation - high;
apparent attenuation - 69-73%. (55-70�F)

Notes:

Remove two gallons of first runnings and Carmelize it (boil down to about 1 pint and add back to boil). This will give the richer taste that you find in this finebeer.

Collect 15 gallons of Run-off and boil down to your 10 1/2 gallon target (the other 1/2 gallon will come from the 1/2 gallon starter of yeast slurry that you have made in advance).

Add 2-3 teaspoons of Irish Moss into the boil just because.

Traquair is the finest of all Scottish Ales. Their recipe is pretty easy and straight forward. 99% Pale Ale Malt, 1% Roasted Barley and 25-37 IBU's.

I have found this to be the common thread for this brew after reviewing about 30-40 recipes from Homebrewers that have cloned this brew.

About 1/2 of the recipes claimed that Traquair uses East Kent Goldings as the hop and the Other claim that Northern Brewer is the Hop.

I chose Northern Brewer because I am very fond of them as base hops.

I hope you like the recipe and if you brew it please let me know how it turned out and any changes that you have made.

Hope this helps

-Scott

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Beer Recipes / Re: Gennesee My Butt!
« on: July 03, 2011, 09:50:21 AM »
Yeast isn't listed above...

Brewing Method: All Grain
Yeast: WYEAST 2035

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Beer Recipes / Re: Traquair House Ale Clone - Wee Heavy
« on: July 02, 2011, 02:56:06 PM »
4.5 hours or so and you start to get there...

But that makes a long day

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Beer Recipes / Re: Traquair House Ale Clone - Wee Heavy
« on: July 02, 2011, 11:48:31 AM »
Just to play devil's advocate, I would think vanillin would enhance caramel flavors.

I thought Traquair used old barrels wouldn't yield much of much into the beer anyway. But yeah, a fresh barrel would also leech trehalose and other bits in that might enhance it.

Exactly...

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Beer Recipes / Re: Traquair House Ale Clone - Wee Heavy
« on: July 01, 2011, 08:17:53 AM »
Also on a side note...

Traq's carmelization most definitely comes from their copper boiling kettle and not from their wooden fermenters. The wooden casks definitely add some flavor but I fail to see how wood carmelizes fermenting beer

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Beer Recipes / Re: Traquair House Ale Clone - Wee Heavy
« on: July 01, 2011, 06:09:20 AM »
That is amazing. I simply must get to the Castle and brewery at some point.

Interestingly enough in the early 90's it was one of the Traq brewers that lead me down the path to the boil down method as a possibility. They were also the reason that I bought some oak casks.

Traquair House Ale really is a wonderful drink.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Traquair House Ale Clone - Wee Heavy
« on: June 29, 2011, 01:46:48 PM »
always a bridesmaid...

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Beer Recipes / Re: Traquair House Ale Clone - Wee Heavy
« on: June 29, 2011, 11:14:18 AM »
It is only different in the respect that they have changed the hops and made it a 5 gallon recipe.

If they didn't; BYO should have given me a mention in my opinion.

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Beer Recipes / Traquair House Ale Clone - Wee Heavy
« on: June 26, 2011, 10:11:34 AM »
Hi All...

Because I was asked to post this recipe here it is.

Traquair house Clone
(All Grain) 11 US Gallons
[ Back to the Main Recipe Page ] [ Back to the Scottish Ale recipe Page ]

This Homebrew Recipe was added by
Skotrat on November 12, 1997 at 19:50:39:
(Please contact them if you have questions about the Recipe)

Brewing Method: All Grain
Yeast: Wyeast 1728 Scottish Ale
Yeast Starter: 1/2 US gallon at High Krausen
Batch Size: 11 US Gallons
Original Gravity: 1.085
Final Gravity: 1.020
Alcohol Content: 8.64 %
Total Grains: 32.79 US Pounds
Color: 12-22 (depending on carmelization)
Extract Efficiency: 75 %
Hop IBU's: 28.6
Boiling Time: 2 hours
Primary Fermentation: 10 days @ 62f
Secondary Fermentation: 10 days @ 58f
Additional Fermentation: 2 months in brite tanks @ 45f

Grain Bill:

32.48 lb. Scottish Malting GOLDEN PROMISE PALE ALE 2 ROW (99%)
.31 lb. Roast Barley (1%)

Hop Bill:

1.57 oz. N. BREWER 6.9% 45 min
1.57 oz. N. BREWER 6.9% 35 min

Mash Schedule:

Single Step Mash:

90 minutes @ 154
10 minutes @ 168

Brewers Notes:

Yeast: WYEAST Scottish Ale

1728 Scottish Ale
Rich, smokey, peaty character ideally suited for scottish style ales, smoked beers and high gravity ales. Flocculation - high; apparent attenuation - 69-73%. (55-70�F)

Notes:

Remove two gallons of first runnings and Caramelize it (boil down to about 1 pint and add back to boil). This will give the richer taste that you find in this fine beer.

Collect 15 gallons of Run-off and boil down to your 10 1/2 gallon target (the other 1/2 gallon will come from the 1/2 gallon starter of yeast slurry that you have made in advance).

Add 2-3 teaspoons of Irish Moss into the boil just because.

Traquair is the finest of all Scottish Ales. Their recipe is pretty easy and straight forward. 99% Pale Ale Malt, 1% Roasted Barley and 25-37 IBU's.

I have found this to be the common thread for this brew after reviewing about 30-40 recipes from Homebrewers that have cloned this brew.

About 1/2 of the recipes claimed that Traquair uses East Kent Goldings as the hop and the Other claim that Northern Brewer is the Hop.

I chose Northern Brewer because I am very fond of them as base hops.

I hope you like the recipe and if you brew it please let me know how it turned out and any changes that you have made.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Genesee Cream Ale Clone
« on: May 10, 2011, 09:44:41 AM »
Thank you "Oh Patron Saint of Casual Footwear"

With summer right around the corner I will need to brew at least a 30 gallon batch of it. It is always a huge hit at the summer pigroasts.

I think about the proudest brewing moment in my life was when it was a BIG BREW beer in 2000

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Beer Recipes / Re: Genesee Cream Ale Clone
« on: May 10, 2011, 09:21:27 AM »
I should brew that

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Classifieds / 15.5 GALLON STAINLESS HLT / BREW KETTLE / KEGGLE
« on: November 20, 2010, 06:48:33 PM »
HEY NOW!

Up for grabs is my well used 15.5 Gallon Stainless Steel Brew Kettle / HLT / Keggle (Whatever you choose to use it for)

This Kettle has been cut and welded with a 1/2" stainless NPT and come with a brass 1/2" ball valve with barbed fitting and internal copper drain coil.

This item has heavy duty stainless handles (the original keg handles)

I have used this kettle since 1996 with no issues. It is a great kettle with a few dings and scratches. None of which will effect your potential to brew great beer with it.


http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170569074733

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Classifieds / 16 GALLON STAINLESS HLT / BREW KETTLE / KEGGLE
« on: November 19, 2010, 01:04:00 PM »


It is on ebay...

Help me clean out my barn!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170568618360

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Classifieds / Kettle and Sight glass
« on: November 10, 2010, 06:37:13 AM »
Hi,

I have a couple items up on ebay

http://home.shop.ebay.com/Beer-Wine-Making-/38172/i.html?_catref=1&_fln=1&_ssn=skotrat&_trksid=p3286.c0.m282

A new 13.2 gallon Kettle and a Zymico Sight Glas

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Classifieds / Unloading some tap handles on ebay
« on: November 04, 2010, 09:37:15 AM »
Apologies if this is not allowed on the forum.

I will delete it if it is

I am selling some tap handles on ebay. Since I no longer have 10 beers on tap all the time I really have no use for the 100+ handles that I do not use.

If you are interested you can see them here: http://collectibles.shop.ebay.com/Breweriana-Beer-/562/i.html?_catref=1&_fln=1&_ipg=&_ssn=skotrat&_trksid=p3911.c0.m282

Thanks

-Scott

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