Karl's Ninety 90 Shilling Extract Beer Recipe Kit
Karl Engebretson (whom many of you know through our catalog covers and ads in BYO and Zymurgy) is a certified Giant Norwegian with a taste for similarly-proportioned beers.
We have found he has a way with Scottish ales, and this is his 90 /-. Somewhere in between an 80 /- and a Wee Heavy, ninety also refers to the length (in minutes) of the boil. This additional time spent on heat intensifies the beer color and adds depth and breadth to its malt profile. Pouring garnet-amber with long legs, the nostrils are bathed in boozy praline, piloncillo sugar, pecan, and resonating malt.
Recommended: 2-stage fermentation and yeast starter.
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|Total Time to Make||6 weeks|
|Beer Style||Irish and Scottish Ales|
|Beer Recipe Kit Instructions||Click here for recipe kit instructions|
Brewed up for the first time, and will certaintly not be the last. Wonderful flavors and definitly a higher abv%. Don't drink on an empty stomach, it will steam roll you. Get it, you'll love it.
Have brewed this four or five times, and it is always good. I agree with Tony K's review below. I usually drink Odell's 90 and this is as good, or maybe a bit better than that. I've used the Scottish Ale Yeast in a number of brown ales and always like it. Thanks for a great kit.
This kit creates a close likeness to those wonderful, full-bodied Scottish ales one can find in any pub off the Royal Mile in Edinburgh. This one will be on my regular rotation.
I have been a long time fan of Odell's 90 schilling so my first ever home brew was of course this kit. The final product....we are calling it 90 PLUS. I feel the final taste and mouthfeel exceed the commercial product. The only glitch was flat beer at 2 weeks in the bottle. I shook the two cases of bottles and let them set another week to wake up the yeast. The carbonation and head retention are amazing. Final ABV was 6.4%. Great kit.
I had terrible results with this extract kit. With over 5 years brewing experience and 100+ batches, i have never had such issues with obtaining the correct original gravity with a beer. After following instructions exactly, and adding additional sugar to the batch(i keg so i dont need priming), i achieved an OG of 1.041 vs an expected 1.066! Although the beer tastes ok, there is only an ABV of 3%.