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Offline torwhalbrewing

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Setting up a Starter Beer
« on: April 16, 2020, 07:31:12 am »
I wanted to brew a monster Barleywine to age for the long haul. I was going to try brewing a starter beer and then just directly pitching on top of the yeast cake for the Barleywine. This would be the first attempt of this technique for me. I was wanting to brew a session pale ale because that's a style I really like. I was talking with a friend and he was wondering if the hops would hang out too much and mess with the Barleywine. Below are the recipes I was thinking for both. For people that have used this technique have you tried a Pale Ale as the starter beer or what are your go-to styles for this?

Pale Ale, 5.5gal into the fermentor.
OG: 1.041, FG: 1.011, ABV 4%, IBU: 33
93% Pale Malt 93%
7% Crystal 60L 7%
Warrior - 60min
Idaho 7/007 Golden Hop - Whirlpool at 180F for 20min
Imperial Flagship A07

The Barleywine was shooting for OG: 1.125, FG: 1.033, ABV: 12%, IBU: 51
92% Maris Otter, 3% Dextrose, 2% Crystal 80L, 2% Crystal 120L, 1% Acid Malt
Warrior for 120min Galaxy for 15min.

Offline dannyjed

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Re: Setting up a Starter Beer
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2020, 07:36:43 am »
That will work just fine. You have the right idea.


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Re: Setting up a Starter Beer
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2020, 07:53:08 am »
Yep. That's exactly how I do it.
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Re: Setting up a Starter Beer
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2020, 08:45:59 am »



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Offline torwhalbrewing

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Re: Setting up a Starter Beer
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2020, 08:55:48 am »
Thanks for the replies, everyone!