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American Barleywine

The Barley Wine is a labor of love and patience. Barley Wines take a long time to ferment and age so take your time. Pronounced esters and malty sweetness are appropriate and a nice hoppy backbone is nice to avoid a cloying taste.

American Barleywine | American Barleywine

Ingredients

  • For 10 gallons (37.8 L)
    • 15.0 lb (6.8 kg) light liquid malt extract
    • 15.0 lb (6.8 kg) Maris Otter pale malt
    • 5.0 lb (2.27 kg) dextrin malt
    • 3.0 lb (1.36 kg) 55° L crystal malt
    • 2.0 lb (0.9 kg) biscuit malt
    • 2.0 lb (0.9 kg) flaked barley
    • 2.0 lb (0.9 kg) Special B malt
    • 0.5 lb (0.45 kg) wheat malt
    • 2.0 oz 57 g) Cascade whole hops, 5.6% alpha acid, ( (mash hop)
    • 2.5 oz (70 g) Chinook whole hops, 13.5% alpha acid, (90 min.)
    • 2.5 oz (70 g) Galena whole hops, 12.6% alpha acid, (90 min.)
    • 4.5 oz (128 g) Willamette whole hops, 4.3% alpha acid, (30 min.)
    • 5.0 oz (142 g) Cascade whole hops, 5.6% alpha acid, (10 min.)
    • 2.0 oz (28 g) Cascade whole hops, 5.6% alpha acid, (dry)
    • 4.0 oz (113 g) Centennial whole hops, 10.5% alpha acid, (dry)
    • White Labs WLP 001 California ale yeast (2L starter)
    • Forced CO2 to carbonate (2 tsp)
    • Yeast nutrient: dry yeast packs
    • Irish moss to clarify

    Specifications

    • Original Gravity: 1.100
    • Final Gravity: 1.028
    • ABV: 9.45%
    • IBU: n/a
    • SRM: n/a
    • Boil Time: 120 minutes
    • Efficiency: n/a
    • Pre-boil Volume: n/a
    • Pre-boil Gravity: n/a

    Directions

    • Mash grains at 152° F (67° C) for 60 minutes.
    • Primary Fermentation: 12 days at 70° F (21° C) in glass
    • Secondary Fermentation: 14 days at 70° F (21° C) in glass

    Judges' Comments

    "Hop finish lingers."