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Old 11-15-2006, 01:55 AM   #1
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I've recently gotten my AG setup going and have my kegerator full with backup kegs waiting. Now I'm looking for a good high-gravity ale that will need to be aged for months to mellow and become all it can be. Does anyone have any recommendations (recipes) for a beer to fit this bill? a barleywine? a imperial stout?

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Old 11-15-2006, 02:39 AM   #2
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We can find you the recipes, the question is what do you want. Personally I love Imperial Stouts, but I also have a killer Old Ale recipe. And Barley Wine that has aged well is hard to beat. So, you see, it is your call. What do you fancy and then let us see what we can come up with.

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well really the only high gravity ale I've tried before was a imperial stout. (downside of living in an old blue law state, we're limited to 6.0 abv and 16oz containers - thus can't try best beer in the world). Never tried a barleywine or old ale. I used to say I liked IPA's that had a strong hop profile, but recently I've started to love malty ales like Scottish ales. I have a pretty wide taste so let me know your favorites.

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BrewPastor, I'd really like to see your old ale recipe!

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What state are you in? We (NC) popped our cap last year and now have a plethora of powerful libations.

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mmmm.... plethora.... </homer>

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we're trying to "free the hops " here in Alabama

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BrewPastor, I'd really like to see your old ale recipe!
Wasted Dazes and Wasted Nights
A ProMash Recipe Report
BJCP Style and Style Guidelines
-------------------------------
19-A Strong Ale, Old Ale
Min OG: 1.060 Max OG: 1.108
Min IBU: 30 Max IBU: 80
Min Clr: 10 Max Clr: 26 Color in SRM, Lovibond
Recipe Specifics
----------------
Batch Size (Gal): 20.00 Wort Size (Gal): 20.00
Total Grain (Lbs): 62.00
Anticipated OG: 1.08715 Plato: 20.928
Anticipated SRM: 15.3
Anticipated IBU: 62.2
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75 %
Wort Boil Time: 60 Minutes
Formulas Used
-------------
Brewhouse Efficiency and Predicted Gravity based on Method #1, Potential Used.
Final Gravity Calculation Based on Points.
Hard Value of Sucrose applied. Value for recipe: 46.2100 ppppg
% Yield Type used in Gravity Prediction: Fine Grind Dry Basis.
Color Formula Used: Morey
Hop IBU Formula Used: Tinseth
Tinseth Concentration Factor: 1.30
Additional Utilization Used For Plug Hops: 2 %
Additional Utilization Used For Pellet Hops: 10 %

Grain/Extract/Sugar
% Amount Name Origin Potential SRM
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
40.3 25.00 lbs. Pale Malt(2-row) Great Britain 1.03800 3
39.5 24.50 lbs. Pilsener Germany 1.03800 2
9.7 6.00 lbs. Rye Malt America 1.03000 4
9.7 6.00 lbs. Maple Syrup Generic 1.03100 35
0.8 0.50 lbs. Chocolate Malt Belgium 1.03000 500
Potential represented as SG per pound per gallon.

Hops
Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time
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10.00 oz. Goldings - E.K. Pellet 4.75 38.7 60 min.
10.00 oz. Goldings - E.K. Pellet 4.75 23.5 20 min.

Yeast
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WYeast 1968 London Extra Special Bitter

Mash Schedule
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Mash Type: Single Step
Grain Lbs: 56.00
Water Qts: 57.81 - Before Additional Infusions
Water Gal: 14.45 - Before Additional Infusions
Qts Water Per Lbs Grain: 1.03 - Before Additional Infusions
Saccharification Rest Temp : 146 Time: 60
Mash-out Rest Temp : 0 Time: 0
Sparge Temp : 170 Time: 0

Total Mash Volume Gal: 18.93 - Dough-In Infusion Only
All temperature measurements are degrees Fahrenheit.
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Thanks boss... I'm sure Beersmith can bring this down to 5gal. for me.

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Thanks boss... I'm sure Beersmith can bring this down to 5gal. for me.
5 gallons it is!

Wasted Dazes and Wasted Nights
A ProMash Recipe Report
Recipe Specifics
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Batch Size (Gal): 5.00 Wort Size (Gal): 5.00
Total Grain (Lbs): 15.50
Anticipated OG: 1.08715 Plato: 20.928
Anticipated SRM: 15.3
Anticipated IBU: 62.2
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75 %
Wort Boil Time: 60 Minutes
Formulas Used
-------------
Brewhouse Efficiency and Predicted Gravity based on Method #1, Potential Used.
Final Gravity Calculation Based on Points.
Hard Value of Sucrose applied. Value for recipe: 46.2100 ppppg
% Yield Type used in Gravity Prediction: Fine Grind Dry Basis.
Color Formula Used: Morey
Hop IBU Formula Used: Tinseth
Tinseth Concentration Factor: 1.30
Additional Utilization Used For Plug Hops: 2 %
Additional Utilization Used For Pellet Hops: 10 %

Grain/Extract/Sugar
% Amount Name Origin Potential SRM
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
40.3 6.25 lbs. Pale Malt(2-row) Great Britain 1.03800 3
39.5 6.13 lbs. Pilsener Germany 1.03800 2
9.7 1.50 lbs. Rye Malt America 1.03000 4
9.7 1.50 lbs. Maple Syrup Generic 1.03100 35
0.8 0.12 lbs. Chocolate Malt Belgium 1.03000 500
Potential represented as SG per pound per gallon.

Hops
Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time
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2.50 oz. Goldings - E.K. Pellet 4.75 38.7 60 min.
2.50 oz. Goldings - E.K. Pellet 4.75 23.5 20 min.

Yeast
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WYeast 1968 London Extra Special Bitter

Mash Schedule
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Mash Type: Single Step
Grain Lbs: 14.00
Water Qts: 57.81 - Before Additional Infusions
Water Gal: 14.45 - Before Additional Infusions
Qts Water Per Lbs Grain: 4.13 - Before Additional Infusions
Saccharification Rest Temp : 146 Time: 60
Mash-out Rest Temp : 0 Time: 0
Sparge Temp : 170 Time: 0

Total Mash Volume Gal: 15.57 - Dough-In Infusion Only
All temperature measurements are degrees Fahrenheit.
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