Singing Boys Brewing
Artisanal Handmade Beer

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