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Home » Recipes » 2003 June - 30th Anniversary Brew - Damn Heavy
2003 June - 30th Anniversary Brew - Damn Heavy
Style:    6.4 Wee Heavy (Strong Scotch Ale)
Brewed by:    Mick Deering, Drew Beechum, Kent Fletcher, George Mahoney, Cullen Davis, Jim Kopitzke, Craig MacFarlane, Craig Wickham, Bruce Brode
Brewed at:    Mick Deering's House
Batch Size:    16 Gallons
Boil Time:    19 Hours
Est. OG:    1.098
Actual OG:    1.106
Est. IBU:    27 IBUs
Est. Color    18.1 SRM
Recipe Index
Grains, Extracts, Sugars
Malt Name Maltser Amount Percentage
Marris Otter Crisp 55.0 lbs 94.8%
Biscuit Malt British 2.5 lbs 4.3%
Chocolate Malt Scottish 0.25 lbs 0.4%
Roasted Barley 0.25 lbs 0.4%
Name Form Alpha Oz Time
Fuggle Pellet 5.1% 4.0 60
EKG Pellet 5.1% 2.25 20
Man. Code Name Type Amount (Starter)
White Labs WLP028 Edinburgh Ale Slurry from a 5 Gallon batch
Mash Schedule
Step Rest Temp Rest Time Heat Water
Sac Rest 150 F 60 minutes Infusion 15.0G

The original recipe is based around the ideas of an old Wee Heavy recipe from Westwood Brewing Company. The original Deering-Beechum attempt met with a serious error on the use of Peat Smoked Malt. See the above recipe? No smoked malt! The beer is boiled for a period between 12-18 hours. The end result of the long boil is tons of kettle caramelization and deep ruby highlights.
Okay, we brewed it. Brew day started at 9AM on Saturday, serious brewery reconstruction followed with a straight mash up. Fire applied to the kettle at 2:30PM with a boil roiling by 4:00PM. Dinner was served up with a giant slab of baby back ribs. The beer was finished and in the kegs right around noon on Sunday. Big ole caramel and dark ruby fruit and color. That's why we do it.
Fermentation Notes: 1.5 Months into the primary ferment with the Edinburgh yeast. Both vessels were down to 1.048. The beer has been re-pitched, but seems to have hit rock bottom at 1.040. A previous report stating that one of the kegs had dropped into the 1.020's was due to sampling error. We're considering our next move.

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