Kuyler Doyle’s “Wee Hottie” took second place behind the ZEALOTS
entry. Kuyler’s choice was dictated by the style’s primary ingredient.
“I thought the malty sweet character of a Scotch ale would pair well
with spicy heat from chiles,” states Kuyler. “Since Scotch ales are
allowed to have a smoky flavor, I went with that as the link. I added
some rauch malt to the blend and used smoky chipotle peppers for the
heat and flavor.” Like the ZEALOTS, Kuyler did a spinoff of a 5- gallon
(19-L) batch. The recipe below has the peppers scaled up for full a
5-gallon (19-L) batch.