The Drafty Kilt Scotch Ale is one of our two launch beers and a beer that we’ve spent literally three years perfecting. We brewed a test production batch earlier this summer and have been attempting to replicate that recipe on our new Brew-Magic since then. Unfortunately Lemony Snicket conspired against us with a series of unfortunate events. Our fermenting chamber broke. We had some mash efficiency mishaps. And it takes the Drafty Kilt a good 6 weeks to ferment and age anyway.
On Monday, December 1, we did a side-by-side comparison of our latest Drafty Kilt with the test batch brewed this summer. The first step for us is to ensure that these two recipes taste alike, before we make tweaks. That way we can be relatively certain that anything we brew on our pilot system will scale up consistently. Great news. They were surprisingly consistent, especially considering they were brewed four months apart.
What does this mean? Now we can focus on the 1 or 2 small changes we want to make to this recipe before it’s ready to go. LEEEEROY… JEEEEENKINS.