Wee Heavy

This beer was brewed on May 12, 2012 by my oldest son Hugh, my friend Mike and me.  We fermented it cool, 60-62 F, and because it is such a big beer, we bulk aged it for six months.  

This is a sweetish, thick, high alcohol, malt-forward beer. Its got hints of raisins, caramel and complex malt flavors with no hop flavor or aroma. As you would expect with a 9% abv beer, it has a nice warming alcohol sensation that spreads across your belly - perfect for sipping when the winter weather arrives.  

Recipe
9 lbs. Pale Malt (Gambrinus)
5 lbs. Extra Light Dry Malt Extract
1 lb. Caramel Malt (60 L)
1 lb. Melanoidin Malt
0.5 lb. Aromatic Malt
0.25 lb Special B Malt
0.12 lb. Roasted Barley
0.5 oz. Bravo Hops (12%) 60 minutes
0.5 oz. Bravo Hops (12%) 20 minutes)
0.5 oz East Kent Goldings Hops (5%) 20 minutes
Edinburgh Yeast

For the Beer Geeks
Original Gravity: 1.087
Final Gravity:  1.022
ABV:  9%
Bitterness: 23 IBUs
Mash:  156 F for 60 minutes, single infusion, batch sparge
Fermented at 62 F