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Winter Ale 2012

Winter Ale 2012

American Barleywine : Partial Mash : 5 gal

bigbirdga

I have made this from an extract recipe for the past 4 yrs as a "Winter Warmer". This year I am graduating to a partial mash. It is really, really good in reasonable quantities.

September 13, 2012 at 08:18pm

4.0/5.0 1 rating

Ingredients (Partial Mash5 gal)

  • 3 lbs American 2-row

    American 2-row

    Yields a slightly higher extract than Six Rox brewers Malt. Tends to give a smoother, less grainy flavored beer. Some brewers claim they can detect a significant difference in flavor. Lower protein and will yield a lower color than Six-Row Brewers Malt

  • 1 lbs American Caramel 60°L

    American Caramel 60°L

    Mild caramel,nutty flavor, sweet. adds color

  • 1 lbs American Vienna

    American Vienna

    Increases malty flavor, provides balance. Use in Vienna, Märzen and Oktoberfest.

  • .25 lbs Belgian Special B

    Belgian Special B

  • 3 lbs Dry Light; Muntons

    Dry Light; Muntons

    Used as the base for a wide variety of styles of beers, including lager, pale ales, bitters, and export bitters. Contains no colored malts.

  • 3 lbs Dry Extra Light; Muntons

    Dry Extra Light; Muntons

    Contains no colored malts or unmalted products; the light color of this product is achieved by using low processing temperatures and low-colored raw materials.

  • 1 lbs Dry Amber; Muntons

    Dry Amber; Muntons

    Used predominantly in the production of medium-colored beers such as pale ales, IPAs, and bitters.

  • .25 lbs Oats Flaked

    Oats Flaked

    Belgian White Ale(wit), other specialty beers.

  • .25 lbs Light Brown Sugar

    Light Brown Sugar

    Imparts rich, sweet flavor. Use in Scottish ales, old ales and holiday beers.

  • 1 oz Warrior® - 16.7 AA% pellets; boiled 60 min

    Warrior®

    New hop with much potential. Very stable.

  • 1 oz Centennial - 9.7 AA% pellets; boiled 30 min

    Centennial

    Aromatic but acceptable for bittering. Medium aroma with floral and citrus tones. Good in medium to dark ales.

  • 1 oz Cascade - 6.2 AA% pellets; boiled 15 min

    Cascade

    Spicy with citrus notes. Slightly grapefruity.

  • WYeast 1028 London Ale™

    WYeast 1028 London Ale™

    Rich with a dry finish, minerally profile, bold and crisp, with some fruitiness.

Notes

The annual winter beer. More grain this year. 1/2 gal. starter = 1 cup DME 1/4 cup corn sugar and 1 Wyeast Activator pack 36 hours @ 70-75 deg before pitch. Fermentation temp 65-68 deg.

Style (BJCP)

Category: 19 - Strong Ale

Subcategory: C - American Barleywine

Range for this Style
Original Gravity: 1.090 1.080 - 1.120
Terminal Gravity: 1.019 1.016 - 1.030
Color: 17.7 SRM 10 - 19
Alcohol: 9.3% ABV 8.00% - 12.00%
Bitterness: 81.4 IBU 50.00 - 120.00

Discussion

bigbirdga

NIcely balanced strong ale/barleywine

2012-12-13 1:46pm

Mini Kegged on Nov 1. ABV= 9.1% Nicely balanced malt, slightly sweet finish, no noticeable burn. Goes down smooth but watch the quantity. It sneaks up on you. Would like a little more spice and less bitter in the hops, not unpleasant as is. Got great reviews from my son's business partner who is a specialty ale buff.

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