Beer name

Heavy McWee

Beer type


Beer type

Beer description The cold wind cutting through the heathers leaves you longing for a hearty beer to warm you through. Malty, caramel notes dominate this russet coloured beauty, earthy complexity underpins initial stone fruit impressions with intense warming alcohol. You don’t have to wear a kilt to warm to this drink! Flavour profile
Approx. Alcohol Level:
7.2% ABV
Naturally Carbonated:


  • 1.3kg Bewitched Amber Ale
  • 2 x 250g Smooth Malt Extract
  • Safale S-04 Dry Yeast
  • Pack of Carbonation Drops

Step 1:Mix

  • Clean and sanitise all equipment that will come in contact with the brew.
  • Add the Bewitched Amber Ale and Smooth Malt Extract to the Fermenting Vessel (FV).
  • Fill the FV with cold water to the 8.5 litre mark.
  • Sprinkle the S-04 yeast and fit the lid. 

Step 2: Brew

  • Place the FV in a location out of direct sunlight and try to ferment between 20C-24C.
  • Fermentation should take 7 to 14 days.
  • At around day 7 check the specific gravity (SG).
  • Check the SG again the following day and so on.

Step 3: Bottle

  • The brew is ready once the SG has stabilised over a couple of days.
  • Gently fill clean PET bottles to about 3cm from the top.
  • Add 2 carbonation drops per bottle and secure the caps.
  • Store the bottles upright in a location out of direct sunlight at or above 18C.

Step 4 :Enjoy

  • After at least two weeks, check for sufficient carbonation by squeezing the bottles.
  • Bottles kept unrefrigerated should improve with age.
  • When ready to drink, chill the bottles upright.
  • The chilled beer may be poured into clean glassware, leaving the sediment behind.