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Old 04-27-2008, 05:19 PM   #1
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Default High Alcohol Ale Recipe? (2)

My last thread was closed down... so i made this one. (I couldn't log on for a couple days, site was busy...)

I asked for a cheap high alcohol beer recipe before. I think I offended people. Haha.

For some reason everybody thinks i am not patient. Well, i can be if a recipe calls for it. I'll wait a year for it to age if i need to. I don't need it in a week! ha.

When I asked for a cheap beer I didn't mean cheap as ****. I understand that brewing a really good beer won't be cheap. All i ment is that i want a cheaper beer relative to other beers. if one recipe is $80 bucks and another is $50, then the cheaper one i'd probably go with (as long as it still taste half way decent). But the expense isn't really a huge thing. I might pay more if it is going to taste really good.

With that being said. Someone said something about a Double IPA, and someone else said something about a Imperial IPA, everyone else just made fun of me for asking such a question. haha. So.. does anyone else have any other suggestions?

I'm looking for a recipe that is between 8%-9%

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Old 04-27-2008, 05:21 PM   #2
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All grain?
Partial Mash?
Extract?
No boil kit?

What do you brew?

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Old 04-27-2008, 06:11 PM   #3
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I'd suggest an English strong ale or English barley wine. Minimal hops which are currently $$$ and you can use sugar adjuncts which are cheaper then malt or malt extract. You will need to age these at least 6m if not a year for them to mature and peak in flavour.

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Or a higher gravity Belgian.

Go to the recipe index and look for Imperial Stouts, IIPA, Barleywine, Belgian Double, triple, quad, apfelwine, mead, and some of the Scottish ales are up there in gravity.

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Generally, high ABV & cheap = hooch tread.

It is impossible to make a good, high-ABV beer cheaply. Going from 4.5% to 9% doubles the cost of the malt.

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Do you have the ability to control fermentation temps in your dorm room?

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The Belgian Golden Strong Ale recipe from Jamil's book is 8.5% and is as basic as it gets. 11 lbs Pils +3 lbs cane sugar.

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come on, lets give him the benefit of the doubt.

Is this your first beer? If so I'd highly recommend starting small.

But yeah the Belgian beer's usually have a good amount of sugar in them which tends to be cheaper than malt... as long as it's not candy sugar.

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But yeah the Belgian beer's usually have a good amount of sugar in them which tends to be cheaper than malt... as long as it's not candy sugar.
If it's clear candi, you can just use cane sugar - it's the same thing.
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If it's clear candi, you can just use cane sugar - it's the same thing.
Yes you can, and that's just what I do to. But some people are all stuck on the I like to spend more than I should thing.
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