Barley Wine Alpha

American-Style Barley Wine Ale - All Grain

Recipe Description

Year 1 goal: Get as much alcohol as possible.

  • Batch Size: 5 gal (18.9 L)
  • Boil Size: 8 gal (30.3 L)
  • Boil Time: 90 mins

Ingredients

  • Grains/Fermentables
  • 15 lbs (6.8 kg) Belgian Pilsner 2-Row (2 °L)
  • 2 lbs (0.91 kg) Crystal 40 (35 °L)
  • 1 lbs (0.45 kg) Crystal 75 (75 °L)
  • Hops
  • 0.5 oz (14.17 g) Calypso Leaf 16% AA (Boil - 60 mins)
  • 0.5 oz (14.17 g) Galena Leaf 14.1% AA (Boil - 75 mins)
  • 0.5 oz (14.17 g) Belma Leaf 11.6% AA (Boil - 45 mins)
  • 1 oz (28.35 g) Cascade Leaf 8.5% AA (Boil - 15 mins)
  • 0.5 oz (14.17 g) Calypso Leaf 16% AA (Boil - 45 mins)
  • 0.5 oz (14.17 g) Belma Leaf 11.6% AA (Boil - 30 mins)
  • 0.5 oz (14.17 g) Galena Leaf 14.1% AA (Boil - 90 mins)
  • Yeast
  • Super High Gravity Ale Yeast (Whitelabs WLP099) (Liquid)

Directions

single step (Infusion): Mash at 155 °F (68 °C) with 6 gal (22.71 L) of water for 90 minutes.

Recommended Sparge: 160 °F (71 °C)

Hold in primary fermentor for 28 days at 68 °F (20 °C).

Transfer to secondary fermentor for 28 days at 68 °F (20 °C).

Allow to carbonate and age for 100 days at 40 °F (4 °C).

If you started brewing this beer today you could be drinking it by May 21, 2018. Start brewing this recipe.