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American Barleywine Recipe Nov/Dec 2010 Issue
« on: December 05, 2010, 03:43:38 PM »
In the "Directions" there are none for sparging or boiling.  Is that really accurate?  Straight from mash to fermentation?

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Re: American Barleywine Recipe Nov/Dec 2010 Issue
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2010, 07:50:15 PM »
It does say, "sparge water adjusted to ph 5.5 with phosphoric acid." Boil it for 90 minutes.  Need help figuring the mash quarts per pound of grain and the amount of water to use for the sparge?

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Re: American Barleywine Recipe Nov/Dec 2010 Issue
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2010, 08:06:40 PM »
I do need help figuring those things out, thanks. 

Also, thanks for pointing out the sparge water note.  As soon as you mentioned it I remembered reading it. 

Mash will be in the neighborhood of 20L, right?  I've no idea how to figure out the amount for sparging.  How long of a boil do you suppose?

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Re: American Barleywine Recipe Nov/Dec 2010 Issue
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2010, 08:54:48 AM »
In the "Directions" there are none for sparging or boiling.  Is that really accurate?  Straight from mash to fermentation?

Sorry, I tend not to over-specify recipes because of the adjustments each brewer needs to make on their own systems. Basically, if I'm sparging, I sparge until I have sufficient preboil volume not until I run out of a predetermined amount of sparge water.  Also, I don't worry about quarts per pound very much when mashing.  Mix until the consistency looks right.  If you need a target, use 1.5 qts/lb.  But there's no problems with using 2 qts/lb.  Many people who make barleywines are constrained by the size of their equipment, so they adjust anyway.

If you use more water in the mash, you'll need less for the sparge and vice versa.  The mash water and the sparge water are the same; prepare brewing liquor when you start and use it whenever you need water.  You can boil from 75 minutes and up.  I generally do 90 minute boils unless something unusual is going on.  Just adjust your preboil volume so that you hit your target based on the boil length.
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Re: American Barleywine Recipe Nov/Dec 2010 Issue
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2010, 09:17:16 AM »
A very sensible approach, Gordon.
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Re: American Barleywine Recipe Nov/Dec 2010 Issue
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2010, 03:13:13 PM »
Awesome info, everyone.  Thanks!  I can't wait to get after this!

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Re: American Barleywine Recipe Nov/Dec 2010 Issue
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2010, 03:53:08 PM »
"Sparging until pre-boil volume is achieved."

Your way makes more sense, Gordon.  I don't know, but for some reason my BeerSmith calculator seems to recommend more water for sparging etc than necessary.  Lately, i've been getting too much volume in the BK.