Decembeer 31 Dec 18 - Twisted Thistle 80/- Scottish Export

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Decembeer 31 Dec 18 - Twisted Thistle 80/- Scottish Export

Post by Ruby » Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:48 pm

Here's the recipe for the last beer of the year in the Decembeer 2018 Beer Exchange

Twisted Thistle 80/- Scottish Export
BJCP Style Guide 14C

Batch Size 23L
Boil Time 60 Min
Equipment Robobrew Ver.III
OG 1.050
Est. FG 1.010
Est. ABV 5.2%

Grain

4250g (82.1%) Maris Otter
250g (4.8%) Medium Crystal (65 SRM)
250g (4.8%) Wheat Malt
150g (2.9%) Dark Crystal (120 SRM)
125g (2.4%) Special B Malt (180 SRM)
75g (1.4%) Brown Malt (65 SRM)
75g (1.4%) Carafa II (412 SRM)

Mash in with 20L Water for medium body temp 66.7C for 75 minutes
Recirc gently throughout mash
Raise to 75.6C over 10 minutes and hold for 10 minutes.
Sparge with 12L Water at the faucet's hottest temp
Collect 27.5L Wort

Bring to boil and add

35g Fuggle (5.0% AA) boil for 60 Min
6g Irish Moss (or 1 Whirlfloc) for 10 Min
25g Fuggle (5.0% AA) boil for 5 Min

Flameout and drop to pitching temps. Oxygenate wort and add 1 pk Llalemand Nottingham Dry Ale Yeast. Ferment @ 18-20C for 10 days.

Age until ready to bottle and add dextrose to aim for 2.0 volumes of CO2.

I'm hoping for a clean, malty profile with hops to balance out most of the sweetness. Very little yeast character and a superbly drinkable beer for Hogmanay. Follow up with an Aberlour Abunadh for the bells.

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Re: Decembeer 31 Dec 18 - Twisted Thistle 80/- Scottish Export

Post by mumblecrunch » Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:26 pm

I drank this at a New Year's party so my notes are not terribly extensive. I will say that the neighbour who was hosting quite enjoyed that I shared this. I thought for the most part the malt side was well done but I found the finish a little thin. There was some fruitiness from either the Fuggles or the yeast that I thought was well-placed. Cheers!

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Re: Decembeer 31 Dec 18 - Twisted Thistle 80/- Scottish Export

Post by Halifax_Jeff » Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:38 pm

Cracked this tonight and I'm enjoing it. My bottle was really carbonated but I didn't mind with the big bottle! Malty and refreshing. Thanks!



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Re: Decembeer 31 Dec 18 - Twisted Thistle 80/- Scottish Export

Post by amartin » Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:43 pm

I’d been on track until then, but I figure on drinking this next time my brother is over.


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Re: Decembeer 31 Dec 18 - Twisted Thistle 80/- Scottish Export

Post by Ruby » Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:36 pm

Thanks for the comments guys. I haven't kept up with the beers and still have from about the 22nd onwards in the fridge. I'm really very sorry, but some personal issues have got in the way of making sure you guys receive the feedback and credit you deserve.

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Re: Decembeer 31 Dec 18 - Twisted Thistle 80/- Scottish Export

Post by LiverDance » Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:50 am

I enjoyed this one on NYE while making supper. Lots of nice malt flavors coming through and it went down pretty easy. :cheers3:
"Twenty years ago — a time, by the way, that hops such as Simcoe and Citra were already being developed, but weren’t about to find immediate popularity — there wasn’t a brewer on earth who would have gone to the annual Hop Growers of American convention and said, “I’m going to have a beer that we make 4,000 barrels of, one time a year. It flies off the shelf at damn near $20 a six-pack, and you know what it smells like? It smells like your cat ate your weed and then pissed in the Christmas tree.” - Bell’s Brewery Director of Operations John Mallet on the scent of their popular Hopslam.

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