Do you want to stay logged in?

For your security, you will be logged out shortly.

Strong Scotch Ale

back to search Back to Search 

Strong Scotch Ale

back to search Back to Search 
Not Rated (not yet rated) 

Beer Style: Strong Scotch Ale 
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 5 gallons


Adapted from 'McZainasheff’s Wee' on the American Homebrewers Association website. The tricky part of this recipe is the use of Honey Malt, which is used as an alternative to decoction mashing, a mash process that is believed to increase the melanoidin character of a beer. Honey Malt imparts a rich malty flavor with notes of biscuit and honey. CaraMillet has a nice residual sweetness that we think is closest to honey. So we chose to substitute the Honey Malt with CaraMillet and Biscuit Rice Malt. The remaining malts are relatively straight forward substitutes with available gluten free malts, which is why we liked this recipe more than other Strong Scotch Ale recipes we found. The recipe also called for US-05 yeast when we assumed it would call for S-04, but who are we to argue with a recipe!


  • 20 LBS Pale Millet Malt; or 28 LBS Pale Rice Malt (hulled and/or naked varieties); or any combination of the two
  • 0.5 LB Munich Millet Malt
  • 1 LB Crystal Millet Malt or 1.4 LBS Crystal Rice Malt
  • 0.25 LB Biscuit Rice Malt
  • 0.25 LB CaraMillet Malt
  • 0.25 Chocolate Millet Malt
  • 2.1 OZ Kent Golding Hops
  • SafAle US-05 Yeast

Additional Instructions

Primary Ferment: 7 days
Secondary Ferment: 7 days

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1.086
Final Gravity: 1.022
Alcohol by Vol: 8.5%
Color SRM: 10.6
Bitterness IBU: 28.0
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 5.0 Gallons
printer icon


Perform a Single Infusion Mash at 163.4 F for 90 to 120 minutes; or Step Mash at 155-165F for 90 to 120 minutes followed by 140-150F for 90 to 120 minutes with SEBAmyl BAL 100 or Termamyl, and SEBAmyl L enzymes. Use the appropriate amount of rice hulls to ensure circulation and filtration.

Allow to achieve hot break and maintain rolling boil.

1.6 OZ Kent Golding Hops @ 60 min
1.5 OZ Kent Golding Hops @ 10 min

SafAle US-05 Yeast

Copyright © 2023 Gluten Free Home Brewing
Privacy Policy