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Strong Scotch Ale (wee heavy) All-Grain Recipe Kit

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The strongest of the Scottish ales, a strong Scotch ale is also known as wee heavy. This is a big malty beer with complex flavor. There is residual malt sweetness, with toasty notes of toffee and dark fruits like plums and raisins. At over 8.5% ABV, it is potent, rich, and rewarding. This is a beer to age and enjoy over several seasons. For best results, order two packages of dry yeast or 3 packages of liquid yeast, or make a yeast starter. 

All orders containing Liquid Yeast will be shipped with a complimentary ice pack to ensure safe shipping! 

Is this your first Homebrew Beer Recipe Kit? Check out our New to Brewing Guide to see a step by step roadmap to brewing your first batch of beer!

Strong Scotch Ale - All-Grain Recipe Kit Instructions

Style Overview: 
Similar to the three styles of English Bitter Ales, the Scottish style of ales can be broken down into three categories: Light, Heavy and Export. Wort caramelization is achieved by a long boil, which also creates higher levels of unfermentable sugars, giving Scottish Ales a deep amber-to-brown color and a rich, malty palate. Hop characteristics are traditionally light, as to emphasis the malt character of the style. Try a Scottish Ale today! 

General Info: 

  • Batch Size: 5 Gallons
  • Mash at 154ºF
  • Ferment at 62-68ºF
  • Est. Original Gravity: 1.089 SG
  • Est. Final Gravity: 1.025 SG
  • Est. Alcohol by Volume: 8.5%
  • Bitterness: 27 IBUs
  • Est. Color: 23 SRM

Malts and Adjuncts: 

  • Pale Maris Otter
  • Caramel 60L
  • Light Munich
  • Caramel 120L
  • Chocolate
  • Roasted Barley


  • East Kent Golding Hop Pellets

2 Reviews

  • 4
    Good flavor. Order extra yeast

    Posted by Mark N. on Aug 5th 2019

    Good flavor. Order extra yeast

  • 5
    Great customer service

    Posted by Charles V. on Apr 30th 2017

    I haven't gotten to brew this one yet. Shipping was fast and had an issue with the type of yeast I had ordered not being in stock. They upgraded my yeast at no additional cost. I'd recommend these folks every time.