For the Beetle brake drum, use a long piece of pipe (I have a 5 foot pipe just for this nut) slid over a breaker bar. Have a helper sit in the car and press the brake. If the brakes aren't working and you have the ability, a 3 foot piece of angle iron braced between 2 lug nuts and the ground will keep the wheel from turning.
It will take some muscle to get the nut off. I've only ever had to cut one off in all my VW history.
The nuts must be tight, it's not only holding the drum on but keeping it from twisting out the splines in the drum. I've seen the splines cut smooth by the axles many times.
Afterwards MAKE SURE to use a cotter pin! I've seen drums come off a few times as well!
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