Scottish Wee Heavy Extract Kit w/ Specialty Grains

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The very strongest of all Scottish ales, with a garnet-brown hue, profound maltiness and high alcohol content. Recommended: 2-stage fermentation and yeast starter.

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Scottish Wee Heavy Extract Kit with Specialty Grains

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Some Scottish historians theorize that Charles Stuart didn't flee Scotland after the failed 1745 uprising; instead, he had a few too many Wee Heavies in the Outer Hebrides and then just sort of woke up in France. History may keep her secrets, but you can share the experience of a Wee Heavy. There's a little Jacobite Revolution in every bottle. These are the very strongest of all Scottish ales, with a garnet-brown hue, profound maltiness and high alcohol content. Our Wee Heavy showcases complex toffee and vinous notes and a restrained hop character. Best imbibed in small doses, this kit continues to develop with age and is great for cellaring. Recommended: 2-stage fermentation and yeast starter.
Additional Information
Beer Kit Yield5 Gallons
Recipe and InstructionsClick Here for Scottish Wee Heavy Extract Kit Brewing Instructions
Regional StyleBritish
Original Gravity1083
Total Time to Make3 months
Reviews
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Aged in Baby Bourbon Barrel
I brewed this kit per the instructions but transferred from the secondary to a 5 gallon oak Baby Bourbon barrel I picked up at a local distillery. Kept it in there for the last 5 weeks and all I, and anyone who tasted it can say is....AMAZING! I've brewed 40 brews in the little over 2 years since I started and without question my best yet!
December 26, 2013
Nothing else is as smooth
Let me start off by saying that I just started brewing beer almost a year ago. This was my third brew kit. After letting it sit for 5 months this is by far the best and smoothest beer I have made. I also use 12oz bottles for this high alcohol brew. I am from Seattle and I buy all my kits from Northern Brewer. Northern Brewer, hands down, has the best kits and recipes for home brew I have seen. So to sum everything up; if your not in a hurry to make and drink beer. This brew is a must have in your beer ensemble.
May 30, 2014
Incredible with time!
Just found a bottle of this that I brewed almost two years ago. Wow! (I'm surprised that one was left because I really enjoyed it after 6 months). The extra cellaring really worked wonders. Gone is the little bit of extra sweetness and the flavors have really melded nicely. It's now a world class Wee Heavy!
July 31, 2014
I already know it is a winner!
You can always tell that a beer kit is going to be extraordinary when, you taste it after the first week right out of the primary fermenter. The flavor is good even in its green, raw, non-carbonated state. By the time X'mas rolls around it should be pretty damn good. The addition of the Edinburgh Ale White Labs yeast, shouldn't hurt either. This is one I would like to oak keg age, for about 6 months sometime.
October 29, 2015
Not quite done yet
It’s in secondary now… I’ll have to wait a couple months for this one, but I’m confident it’ll be fantastic. Quality ingredients… Made a yeast starter, violent but beautiful fermentation. When I transferred into secondary, a couple days later it turned a brilliant ruby color. Samples taste good (considering it isn’t done).
January 24, 2016
Yummy!
I have been brewing for about two years and this is by far my wife and my favorite beer. We love the warming feeling after having just one.
December 20, 2015
Liquid perfection
Bottled this back in mid February. After 3 months it keeps getting better and better! I only have 8 bombers left, better protect them with my life. I compare it to Moylan;s Kilt Lifter - not as dry with the mouthfeel, but packs a boozy punch!
June 16, 2016
Scottish Wee
Just came out of primary after almost three weeks. Looks robust. Will secondary for at least 2 months before bottling. If it's half a good as bourbon barrel Porter then I will be happy.
March 2, 2016
Awesome brew!
I made this kit last November and of all the kits I have bought, this is my favorite...even better than the Dead Ringer. It had lots of ABV but the taste was amazing...I am ordering it up again!
February 18, 2016
Wee Heavy
I am making this beer for the third time because I really like it. It has a taste that I didn't not expect!
December 13, 2015
Q&A
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This is my first time brewing with a starter and I have a question that I'm sure is simple. How much starter should I use? I've read you can use one can for a 5 gallon batch with anything below 1.07 OG, but nothing I've read says anything above that OG. Should I use 2? If someone has a yeast calculator that is very newb friendly I would be very grateful as I've looked at a few online and honestly I don't know quite a few of the things they require. Thanks guys! Looking forward to a fun brew this weekend!
J M on Aug 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Most yeast calculators will require the mfg date of the yeast but otherwise should be pretty straightforward. However, if you are using Fast Pitch and your yeast is within a couple months of the mfg date, then one can for 1.070 is a pretty good estimate. Over that and you would want to use two cans.
Assuming OG was around 1.083 what should be the expected final gravity? (FYI used Wyeast 1728 Scottish Ale)
Mike E on Mar 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It should finish near 1.022-1.024, with Wyeast 1728, given an attentuation of approx 71%. That would make it about 7.7% ABV. -Mike W, Northern Brewer
what is the ABV of this beer
R S on Feb 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Mine is still brewing but og was 1.082 and after a week it was down to 1.017 so at this point I would say it will end up around 10% give or tale a wee bit lol.

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