A long time ago in a brewhouse far, far away there was a brewer that wanted to make a big beer. He found a recipe for a scotch ale that promised much and delivered more. The partial mash recipe called for pounds on pounds of 2-row and a grain bill that would look fairly normal to an all grain brewer by itself. That beer was to be called Kilt Remover and it would be remade many times. This is the continuation of that beer's legacy.
The original beer was a partial mash recipe and every remake has been an all grain take on that recipe. This is no different, but will be a bit closer to the original. Many of the remakes overstated the cloying crystal malts. While those are important flavors, I think that they need to be understated in a beer the size of $Texas.
One great thing about pausing for a few years and coming back to this beer is that I now have a much better equipment setup to handle production. Yeast starters were never a thing that were a priority before so I would just use multiple packages of yeast. The first beer actually did have a 1L starter and that probably contributed greatly to its success. This run through, I've got a nice 1L starter setup.
Big beers and carbonation always seem like a high stakes experiment that has too big a chance of going wrong. I'm thinking this run will be the one that finally prompts me to get a counter-pressure filler. It's been quite a while since I've sanitized two cases of bottles to package, but I'll look forward to it as a fun throwback.