Rouge Highlander


by Emmy Barrington

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Brewed in Scotland since 2000 B.C. heather ale is probably the oldest style of ale still produced in the world. From an ancient Gaelic recipe for "leann fraoich" (heather ale) it has been revived and reintroduced to the Scottish culture. Into the boiling bree of malted barley, sweet gale and flowering heather are added, then after cooling slightly the hot ale is poured into a vat of fresh heather flowers where it infuses for an hour before being fermented.

Recipe Details

Scaled down so you can brew your own 5 gallon batch
Special ingredients
  • 2#s Honey @ Secondary
  • 2oz Heather Flower @ 30 minutes
  • 1oz Bog Myrtle (Sweet Gale) @ 30 minutes
  • 2oz Heather @ WP
  • Wyeast 1728 Scottish Ale Yeast
Malt bill
  • 60% Golden Promise
  • 15% Crystal 60L
  • 3% Peat Smoked Malt
  • 2% Acidulated Malt
Boil time
  • 60
Hop regimen
  • Golding @ 60 (15 IBU's)
  • 14.5P/2P
  • 15
  • 6.7%
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