Has any one read Greg Noonan's book on, "Scotch Ale"?
I have read it and it is a vary informative and interesting book.
Although I am a bit confused with the recipes which he has included in the book. The amount of grain which he uses does not seem to be balancing out the the OG which he states you should expect.
I am considering brewing as an example: 120 Shilling Scotch Ale, Double Mash, which yields two separate brews. 1 Barrel (Mash) each OG Strong Ale 1.090 and Twopenny 1.040 (Page 117). He is only using 54 lb Pale Malt, 9.5 lb Carapils, .6 lb Roast Barley. He expects to get 35 gal mash for Strong Ale at 1.090 from first mash, and 34.1 gal mash for Twopenny Ale at 1.040 from the second mash.
This just does not sound right at all to me. I have also ran the figures through Brewsmith 2. It also shows that the grain bill is too low. I would appreciate your openions about this. Maybe there is a miss print in the book or I am miss interpreting it.
What do you think?