Scottish Wee Heavy Extract Beer Recipe Kit
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.
Due to the high starting gravity of this kit, we recommend pitching multiple packs of yeast or preparing a yeast starter for best results.
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|Beer Style||British/American Strong Ale,Irish and Scottish Ales|
|Beer Recipe Kit Instructions||Click here for recipe kit instructions|
I followed the instructions and fermented for a few months. Put this in my kegerator and voila! One of the best beers I’ve made.
It was a little too sweet
This is one of my favorite beers we have brewed. We went to brew it, then realized it has to sit in a secondary for a few months, but it was well worth the wait. It tastes just as good as a Wee Heavy I had at a local brewery.
My Wee Heavy is sitting in secondary right now. (3wks)
Question, I want to pull off 2gal and do bourbon wood chips. Need some advice about how much bourbon in two gallons? I want the flavors of the Wee Heavy with a hit of bourbon white oak chips. Look forward to hearing from you!
You guys are awesome BTW!
Made this last year for Christmas gift packs and it was a big hit. Received lots of requests for more. Use two packs of Safale 04 because this kit comes with 9lbs of malt syrup and the extra yeast goes nuts over all that sugar. My fermenter looks like a boiling cauldron in under 24 hours. A blow tube is recommended unless you have extra head room on your fermentor. Single hop schedule makes for an easy recipe during the boil. Final product is not too hoppy. You get a hint of alcohol within the sweet malty body but after drinking one you will appreciate the 8% ABV. Be patient...it gets better with time.