Coldbreak Brewing HERMS Giveaway!

HomeBrewSupply AMCYL Brew Kettle Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Recipes/Ingredients > J.W. Lees Harvest Ale Clone
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-14-2009, 03:40 AM   #1
doggage
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas
Posts: 565
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts

Default J.W. Lees Harvest Ale Clone

Does anyone have an all-grain recipe for this barleywine from J.W. Lees? From what I've been able to find, it's only Maris Otter grain and Kent Golding hops.


doggage is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2009, 01:03 PM   #2
Oldsock
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: DC, Washington DC
Posts: 3,189
Liked 234 Times on 156 Posts
Likes Given: 152

Default

I did something along those lines a few years back and it turned out well.

Use enough MO to get to 1.120 (hopefully you have a big kettle, because you want to do a long sparge and boil down for 3-4 hours). You might even try boiling down below your target volume (this will encourage Maillard reactions) then top back up after the boil.

I would aim for 50-60 IBUs for the EKG added with ~60 minutes left in the boil. This will take a pretty large amount because you have such a high gravity.

For yeast I tried to culture some from one of their lower ABV beers, but the starter didn't smell great so I pitched my back-up Windsor. Whatever you use look for low attenuation since you don't have any cara-malt to give residual sweetness.

I also added a bit of French Oak during secondary.

Hope that helps, good luck.


__________________
Check out The Mad Fermentationist for my adventures in fermentation and my book: American Sour Beers!
Oldsock is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2009, 07:22 PM   #3
doggage
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas
Posts: 565
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts

Default

Thanks for the advice. I have a keggle, so I should be able to do this.

On the hops, I'm not sure how much to add. I don't have any software yet. Any idea about how many ounces?

I might just end up using the Windsor too, if yours turned out well. I'm really excited to see how this will turn out. Such a simple beer but the idea of bottle conditioning for a year or so and cracking these open is really appealing.
doggage is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2009, 09:03 PM   #4
Oldsock
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: DC, Washington DC
Posts: 3,189
Liked 234 Times on 156 Posts
Likes Given: 152

Default

QBrew is free and pretty good until you decide to drop the $20 for ProMash or Beersmith.

In this case you need ~4.5-5.0 oz of 5% AA EKG pellets at 60 minutes to get 50-60 IBUs in a 1.120 beer.
__________________
Check out The Mad Fermentationist for my adventures in fermentation and my book: American Sour Beers!
Oldsock is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help, the Lees floated to the top! 670x Wine Making Forum 11 11-01-2009 12:36 AM
Long Trail Harvest clone tobrew Recipes/Ingredients 0 12-30-2008 05:13 PM
Leaving it on the lees Yet41 Mead Forum 15 01-09-2008 07:02 AM
stir up the lees? photogscott Mead Forum 2 01-02-2008 07:58 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS