Big Bimp! American Barleywine

ABV: 10.31%

IBU: 100

SRM: 17

OG: 1.096

FG: 1.018

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Yield: 5.5 US gal. (20.8 L)

In celebration of International Women's Day and International Women's Collaboration Brew Day on March 8, this week's featured recipe is by Donna Reuter, a SAAZ (Society of Akron Area Zymurgyists) homebrew club member and AHA Governing Committee member.

Donna's American-style barleywine earned a gold medal in the Strong American Ale category of the 2019 National Homebrew Competition, the largest amateur beer competition in the world.

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Yield: 5.5 US gal. (20.8 L)

In celebration of International Women's Day and International Women's Collaboration Brew Day on March 8, this week's featured recipe is by Donna Reuter, a SAAZ (Society of Akron Area Zymurgyists) homebrew club member and AHA Governing Committee member.

Donna's American-style barleywine earned a gold medal in the Strong American Ale category of the 2019 National Homebrew Competition, the largest amateur beer competition in the world.

Ingredients:

  • MALTS
  • 19 lb. (8.62 kg) Maris Otter pale malt
  • 1 lb. (454 g) 40*L Crystal malt
  • 1 lb. (454 g) dextrose (in boil)
  • 8 oz. (227 g) 80*L crystal malt
  • 4 oz. (113 g) Special B malt
  • 4 oz. (113 g) dextrin malt
  • HOPS
  • 0.75 oz. (21 g) Cascade pellets, 5.75% a.a., FWH
  • 0.75 oz. (21 g) Chinook pellets 12.8% a.a., FWH
  • 0.75 oz. (21 g) Centennial pellets, 10% a.a., FWH
  • 1.25 oz. (35 g) Cascade pellets, 5.75% a.a. @ 1 min
  • 1.25 oz. (35 g) Chinook pellets, 12.8% a.a. @ 1 min
  • 1.25 oz. (35 g) Centennial pellets, 10% a.a. @ 1 min
  • 1 oz (28 g) Cascade pellets, 5.75% a.a., dry hop 5 days
  • 2 oz. (57 g) Chinook pellets, 12.8% a.a., dry hop 5 dys
  • 1 oz. (28 g) Centennial pellets, 10% a.a., dry hop 5 days
  • WATER
  • De-chlorinated Akron, Ohio, city water with 1 tsp. (4.9 mL) calcium chloride and 1/2 tsp. (2.5 mL) gypsum per batch.
  • YEAST
  • 1/2 gal. (1.9 L) starter Wyeast 1056 American Ale

Specifications:

Original Gravity: 1.096

Final Gravity: 1.018

ABV: 10.31%

IBU: 100

SRM: 17

Efficiency: 70%

Directions:

Mash at 150°F (66°C) for 90 minutes. Target mash pH of 5.3. Batch or fly sparge for 15 minutes. Boil 90 minutes. chill 30 minutes, with 1-minute hops in the wort, to 60-62°F (16-17°C), then aerate and pitch yeast. Ferment 21 days in primary, then dry hop for 5 days. Keg with 3.5 oz. (99 g) of corn sugar in a simply syrup and allow carbonation to develop over 2 weeks. Crash cool to 30°F (-1°C) and hold 2 weeks, then age until ready to serve.

Extract Version

Substitute 12.25 lb. (5.56 kg) Maris Otter pale malt extract syrup for pale malt. Steep remaining grains at 160*F (71*C) in RO water for 30 minutes. Remove grains, rinse, and dissolve extract completely in the resulting wort, then top off to desired boil volume with more RO water. Proceed as above.


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