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Old 09-20-2012, 03:01 AM   #11
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I'll probably dry hop too with about 2 oz per 6 gallons (using some of the same of the 0 min addition hops (Chinook/Centennial/Amarillo). I'm surprised that Jamil's recipe doesn't have any dry hops. I figured that would almost be a requirement for an American Barleywine style no?
I know he doesn't dry-hop his english ipa, but he may not dryhop his american ipa as well (too tired to look it up). I guess if you're going to age it for years, there may not be a lot of benefit to dry-hopping.


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Old 09-24-2012, 12:50 PM   #12
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Dry hopping a beer that in theory could still be consumed years after brewing is probably not going to be very effective.

My question for the OP is how are you getting a 92% mash efficiency? That's just crazy good!
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My question for the OP is how are you getting a 92% mash efficiency? That's just crazy good!
It was actually 86%. 92% was a guess for this very high gravity beer since normally I get around 95-96%. You can see my setup at www.TheElectricBrewery.com.

With really high gravity beers efficiency drops because you're using less sparge water than usual to rinse more grain than usual and end up leaving more sugars behind. This is true of any brewing setup. I've brewed 9% ABV IIPA's and still achieved close to my regular 95% efficency. With this Barleywine the effiency dropped to 86%. Still very high. The end result was a 12% ABV beer instead of the original target of 12.5%.

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