Home Brew Forums > Recipe Database > HomeBrewTalk.com Recipe Database > Strong Ale > All-Grain - Her Majesty's Pleasure Fusion Barleywine (awards)

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 06-11-2009, 07:06 PM   #1
Bobby_M
Vendor and Brewer
HBT_SPONSOR.png
Vendor Ads 
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
 
Bobby_M's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Whitehouse Station
Posts: 22,286
Liked 1079 Times on 716 Posts
Likes Given: 28

Default All-Grain - Her Majesty's Pleasure Fusion Barleywine (awards)

Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast: US-05
Yeast Starter: Slurry from previous batch
Batch Size (Gallons): 5
Original Gravity: 1.118
Final Gravity: 1.018
IBU: 64
Boiling Time (Minutes): 120
Color: 14 SRM
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 30 @ 68F
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 90 @ 68F
Tasting Notes: Pretty darn smooth for a 13% beer. Just a slight bit of alcohol hotness.

This actually a SMASH (single malt/single hop beer) and it's surprisingly complex despite that fact. I call it a fusion BW because it's uses English malt/hop/IBU levels but has the alcohol level of an American.

28.0 lb Maris Otter mashed at 149F for 75 minutes.
1 lb White Table Sugar (Sucrose) added to boil.
2.0 oz East Kent Goldings (6.2%) - added during boil, boiled 60.0 min
3.0 oz East Kent Goldings (6.2%) - added during boil, boiled 5.0 min

The mash ratio was setup to achieve 8.75 gallons of runoff without infusing any sparge water. 11 gallons strike yields about 8.5 gallons preboil wort which works on my system for a two hour boil. This method works out to about 60% efficiency on a "normal" 75% average system. Go ahead and sparge for a smaller beer (good ESB if you cap the mash with a pound of Crystal 80L before putting the sparge in).

The wort was pitched on top of a fresh cake of US-05 because that's what I had. However, the beer attenuated a bit too much.

After a month in primary, rack to secondary on top of 2oz of French Oak chips that have been steamed, then soaked in a few ounces of bourbon. Leave in secondary for 3 months then keg or bottle.

The beer started scoring 39s (BJCP sheets) at about the 5 month mark. Took silver at BUZZoff 2009 in wood aged category.

If I could have fixed on aspect, I would have liked it to stop at about 12% ABV for a better balance.

__________________
BrewHardware.com has a new website. Please check it out and let me know what you think!
New 100% Stainless Steel Heating Elements are IN!
Chugger Pumps, Pump Kits, Camlocks, Sightglasses, Clear USA made Silicone Tubing, RIMS, Electric Install Parts, etc. Did you know we are also now a full service homebrew shop selling malt, hops, yeast (Wyeast), etc?
Bobby_M is offline  
2
People Like This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-11-2009, 07:22 PM   #2
AZ_IPA
PKU
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
AZ_IPA's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: The Cold Part of AZ
Posts: 43,975
Liked 6351 Times on 5498 Posts
Likes Given: 864

Default


a barleywine SMaSH! just brilliant! Looks and sounds like it's a great beer. May have to try me a barleywine one of these days.

__________________
AZ_IPA is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-11-2009, 07:28 PM   #3
Evan!
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Evan!'s Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Posts: 11,901
Liked 70 Times on 62 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default


Good thing you put "(awards)" in the title. Otherwise we may never have known how full of yourself you are, bobby

__________________
MOSS HOLLOW BREWING CO.
Aristocratic Ales, Lascivious Lagers


.planned:
•Scottish 80/- •Sweet Stout •Roggenbier
.primary | bright:
98: Moss Hollow Soured '09 72: Oude Kriek 99: B-Weisse 102: Brett'd BDSA 104: Feat of Strength Helles Bock 105: Merkin Brown
.on tap | kegged:
XX: Moss Hollow Springs Sparkling Water 95: Gott Mit Uns German Pils 91b: Brown Willie's Oaked Abbey Ale 103: Merkin Stout
98: Yorkshire Special 100: Maple Porter 89: Cidre Saison 101: Steffiweizen '09 (#3)
Evan! is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-11-2009, 07:35 PM   #4
scinerd3000
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Milton
Posts: 2,155
Liked 10 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 29

Default


why steam the oak chips? i love the idea of doing a smaller beer from this also. Nice

__________________
On Hiatus: Brewing at work....
scinerd3000 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-11-2009, 07:39 PM   #5
Evan!
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Evan!'s Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Posts: 11,901
Liked 70 Times on 62 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default


Quote:
Originally Posted by scinerd3000 View Post
why steam the oak chips? i love the idea of doing a smaller beer from this also. Nice
Sanitation. Personally, I dump near-boiling water on them, but steaming works too. Soaking in normal-proof (~40% ABV) booze is not enough to really sanitize.
__________________
MOSS HOLLOW BREWING CO.
Aristocratic Ales, Lascivious Lagers


.planned:
•Scottish 80/- •Sweet Stout •Roggenbier
.primary | bright:
98: Moss Hollow Soured '09 72: Oude Kriek 99: B-Weisse 102: Brett'd BDSA 104: Feat of Strength Helles Bock 105: Merkin Brown
.on tap | kegged:
XX: Moss Hollow Springs Sparkling Water 95: Gott Mit Uns German Pils 91b: Brown Willie's Oaked Abbey Ale 103: Merkin Stout
98: Yorkshire Special 100: Maple Porter 89: Cidre Saison 101: Steffiweizen '09 (#3)
Evan! is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-11-2009, 07:47 PM   #6
IrregularPulse
Hobby Collector
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
IrregularPulse's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 43,878
Liked 2815 Times on 2760 Posts
Likes Given: 124

Default


Quote:
Originally Posted by scinerd3000 View Post
why steam the oak chips? i love the idea of doing a smaller beer from this also. Nice
Ditto if you are soaking?

What color was this?

I did a MO smash and it was a pale golden color, but other recipes I've seen, it appears MO should give a dark wort. I'm wondering if I get sent the wrong grains and didn't realize it being my first time using MO.
__________________
Tap Room Hobo

I should have stuck to four fingers in Vegas. :o - marubozo
IrregularPulse is online now  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-11-2009, 07:57 PM   #7
Evan!
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Evan!'s Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Posts: 11,901
Liked 70 Times on 62 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default


Quote:
Originally Posted by IrregularPulse View Post
Ditto if you are soaking?

What color was this?

I did a MO smash and it was a pale golden color, but other recipes I've seen, it appears MO should give a dark wort. I'm wondering if I get sent the wrong grains and didn't realize it being my first time using MO.
Maris Otter is a pale malt. Certain maltsters (glen eagles, for instance) make it slightly darker, but most MO is 3-5 SRM...just a touch darker than American 2-row. It should not produce "dark" wort. Bobby says his was 14srm, which is dark amber to brown, but that's because there's twenty-eight freaking pounds in 5 gallons!
__________________
MOSS HOLLOW BREWING CO.
Aristocratic Ales, Lascivious Lagers


.planned:
•Scottish 80/- •Sweet Stout •Roggenbier
.primary | bright:
98: Moss Hollow Soured '09 72: Oude Kriek 99: B-Weisse 102: Brett'd BDSA 104: Feat of Strength Helles Bock 105: Merkin Brown
.on tap | kegged:
XX: Moss Hollow Springs Sparkling Water 95: Gott Mit Uns German Pils 91b: Brown Willie's Oaked Abbey Ale 103: Merkin Stout
98: Yorkshire Special 100: Maple Porter 89: Cidre Saison 101: Steffiweizen '09 (#3)
Evan! is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-11-2009, 08:43 PM   #8
Bobby_M
Vendor and Brewer
HBT_SPONSOR.png
Vendor Ads 
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
 
Bobby_M's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Whitehouse Station
Posts: 22,286
Liked 1079 Times on 716 Posts
Likes Given: 28

Default


Though I am completely full of myself, I really only added the (awards) thing because of the whole discussion about trusting recipes, etc. I'd probably take a chance on a recipe with at least some BJCP recognition.

Yeah, Marris Otter is pale, maybe a bit darker than regular 2-row, but it adds up when you get into big bills like that. I think a lot of people add pounds of Special B and Crystal 120 thinking it's necessary to get a dark barleywine.

14 SRM is like the darker side of an ESB or lighter side of a brown ale.

__________________
BrewHardware.com has a new website. Please check it out and let me know what you think!
New 100% Stainless Steel Heating Elements are IN!
Chugger Pumps, Pump Kits, Camlocks, Sightglasses, Clear USA made Silicone Tubing, RIMS, Electric Install Parts, etc. Did you know we are also now a full service homebrew shop selling malt, hops, yeast (Wyeast), etc?
Bobby_M is offline  
Paolo Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-11-2009, 09:36 PM   #9
TXCrash
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
TXCrash's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: DFW
Posts: 18,441
Liked 2782 Times on 2734 Posts
Likes Given: 114

Default


__________________
Crash is one hard-headed mofo.-Shecky
The one that road tests motorcycle safety gear.-Ace_Club
Oregon boys are genetically predisposed to annoy people for extended periods of time.-thataintchicken
Are you just bored and wanted something, anything to type?-IrregularPulse

I will just push my son to have kids at 15. Then I will see the grandkids longer.-AMonkey
IP's wife's boobs weigh more than my wife.-Randar
My wife has the coordination of a drunk two legged spider.-Zuljin
TXCrash is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-11-2009, 09:51 PM   #10
IrregularPulse
Hobby Collector
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
IrregularPulse's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 43,878
Liked 2815 Times on 2760 Posts
Likes Given: 124

Default


Good to know. I guess the grain to volume ratio makes sense.

__________________
Tap Room Hobo

I should have stuck to four fingers in Vegas. :o - marubozo
IrregularPulse is online now  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wyeast BRETT Fusion Blends AnOldUR Lambic & Wild Brewing 13 10-23-2011 08:12 PM
Brett Fusion - Wyeast Releases flyangler18 Lambic & Wild Brewing 27 09-05-2009 06:08 AM
Spinal Fusion fretman124 General Chit Chat 6 03-11-2008 04:22 PM
Fusion of the Spine fretman124 General Chit Chat 6 11-27-2007 07:20 PM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS