Subject: Traquair house ale from Micah Millspaw
Date: 1992-06-24 22:00:00 GMT
I noticed a posting about the scotch ale Traquair House. It is
my personal opinion that this is one of the best beers that I have ever
tasted, commercial or homebrewed! This amazing beer is available through
Merchant du Vin in Seattle, WA. but the price is very high. Since I
like the stuff but its not realistic to buy, I made quite an effort
to copy it. The effort has gained me a lot of experience and quite a
few ribbons in scotch ale (wee heavy) competitions. So I will give you
all my best and closest to Traquair House recipe, do not make substitutes
with inferior ingredients or the ale will suffer, and use the same yeast
indicated for the same reasons.
this is for 5 gallons and is made from only the first runnings of the mash
18# british pale malt
4# british crystal malt
2# toasted malt (homemade in oven - 10 min. @350F)
4oz roast barley - in mash out only
1# chocolate malt - in mash out only
1 1\4oz centennial hops - 11.3 alpha for 75 min.
3\4oz tettnager hops - 4.8 alpha for 15 min.
1 tsp salt in boil
1 tsp gypsum in boil
irish moss last 30 min.
wyeast 1056 culture
OG 25B or 1100
mash @ 155F 1 1\2 hours collect first runnings no sparge
strike with 8 gallons @ 170F
mash out with 3 gallons @ 200F with chocolate and roast grains
collected 8 gallons boiled down to 5 gallons
Micah Millspaw 6/24/92
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