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#60 Wee Heavy

251 calories 30.4 g 330 ml
Beer Stats
Method: All Grain
Style: Wee Heavy
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 27 liters (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 30 liters
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.072 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 80% (brew house)
Calories: 251 calories (Per 330ml)
Carbs: 30.4 g (Per 330ml)
Created Thursday November 26th 2015
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
7 kg Belgian - Pale Ale7 kg Pale Ale 38 3.4 81.4%
0.50 kg Belgian - Caramel Pils0.5 kg Caramel Pils 34 8 5.8%
0.35 kg German - Smoked Malt0.35 kg Smoked Malt 37 3 4.1%
0.30 kg Belgian - Special B0.3 kg Special B 34 115 3.5%
0.30 kg German - Melanoidin0.3 kg Melanoidin 37 25 3.5%
0.15 kg Belgian - Roasted Barley0.15 kg Roasted Barley 30 575 1.7%
8.60 kg / 0.00
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
70 g Fuggles70 g Fuggles Hops Pellet 4.5 Boil 60 min 24.38 100%
70 g / 0.00
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Start Temp Target Temp Time
Infusion -- 70 °C 60 min
Starting Mash Thickness: 3 L/kg
Wyeast - Scottish Ale 1728
1 Each
Attenuation (avg):
Optimum Temp:
13 - 24 °C
Fermentation Temp:
13 °C
Pitch Rate:
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
Target Water Profile
Edinburgh (Scottish Ale, Malty Ale)
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
100 18 20 45 105 235
Add 15 g CaCl2. Perhaps also CaSO4?
Mash Chemistry and Brewing Water Calculator

This style depends on pitching a lot of healthy yeast cells. As with hops, however, the particular strain is not hugely important. What is important is that esters, aromatic alcohols and other flavor compounds associated with yeast’s respiration and reproduction phases are subdued. This can be accomplished by choosing a yeast strain that is known to be relatively “neutral” in flavor impact. It can also be accomplished by pitching a large volume of any ale strain and fermenting at a cooler-than-usual temperature.

add yeast nutrient. Perhaps soften the water slightly by adding NaHCO3.

May also need daily agitation of fermenter.

Original gravity is 1.061 (???). Add 0.75kg of sugar, OG = 1.072 FG = 1.024.
instead of fuggles south african new hops were added 20g/55min, IBU in twenties (boiled without first gallon that was boiled separately)

cooled in the freezer to 13C, yeast pitched.

Went down to 1.010 (9.2%), very thin body. Infection with wild yeast

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