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Melanie Scotch Ale

  • Author: tmonti
  • Total Time: 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Yield: 5 gal


Scotch Ale/Wee Heavy



14 lbs 12oz Golden Promise*

1 lb Acidulated Malt

5 oz Carafa Special III Malt


1oz East Kent Golding (60 Min)

1oz East Kent Golding (30 Min)

1oz East Kent Golding (Flame Out)


Safale US-05

*Extract Sub

13.2 lb Golden Light LME

1 lb Golden Light DME

Some substitutions may be used due to product availability



  1. Mash in with 5.05 gallons of water at 168.2 Degrees F (1hour)*
  2. Sparge with 3.7 gallons of water at 168 Degrees F*
  3. Bring to boil
  4. Boil for 1 hour
  5. Add 1 oz East Kent Golding 60 mins
  6. Add 1 oz East Kent Golding 15 min
  7. Add 1 oz East Kent Golding Flame Out
  8. Cool wort to 68 Degrees F as quickly as possible**
  9. Add Yeast 
  10. Ferment for 21 days (if you secondary ferment transfer at day 7)
  11. Add 4 oz of priming sugar to beer and bottle
  12. Age in bottles for approximately 7 days
  13. Drink and repeat often

Extract Notes:

*Steep grains for 30 min in 3 gallons of water at 155F.  Remove steeping grains and begin heating to a boil.   At boiling point, remove from heat and add extract.  Mix thoroughly.  Return to heat and boil for 60 min.

**Top off to 5 gallons with water. 


EST OG 1.096

EST FG 1.026

EST ABV 9.5%

all kits include a muslin bag, priming sugar, caps, and all ingredients aforementioned. 

  • Prep Time: 30
  • Cook Time: 240 min
  • Category: Scotch Ale/Wee Heavy

Keywords: Scotch Ale/Wee Heavy

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