So I really haven't settled on a recipe yet, I've just started thinking about this one but I've never done anything similar. I've also never done a big beer before.
So my first question is how much smoked malt should I use? I've never used it before but I figured 5% would be safe. I don't want it to be too peated like an Islay but a bit smoother.
Second was it says it should be a bit caramelized so I was thinking about doing a 2hr boil but I'm not sure if that is long enough.
Last, I've never done a beer higher that 1.065 so I was thinking of making a large starter, a lot of oxygenation, double the yeast nutrient, and then maybe after the first 4 or 5 days or so more oxygenation unless you think this is unnecessary.
I was thinking of aging this in my better bottle until maybe november, I think the plastic will be ok for a couple months, but if you think glass is necessary I could be persuaded.
Thanks a lot, you guys are really helpful!
EDIT: Here is the first draft of the recipe http://www.brewtoad.com/recipes/its-not-a-dress-its-a-kilt