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Old 09-04-2011, 08:25 PM   #1
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I'm not quite ready for AG but I want to make Big beers. What is the biggest beer one can make using extract with or without specialty grains. I would love to make a Barley Wine. Can it be done successfully with extract?
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Oh don't be afraid to leave recipes or names of Barley wine for me to try


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There is no limit for extract. The size of the beer is only limited by the attenuation of the yeast. You can make a 1125 beer out of extract just as easily as AG. If you go much higher than that you may have trouble getting a yeast to ferment it below 1020. Your final product may taste a bit sweet at that point.


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I just brewed the Barley Wine kit from Northern Brewer and its extract with specialty grains. I have no idea how I'm gonna let it sit in secondary for 6 months but I think I'll bottle it after Christmas and sample some. It sure smells good too. I used WLP001 for the yeast with a good starter.
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There is no limit for extract.
Hmmm I could've swore I read somewhere that there was some sort of limitation for brewing with extract. I can not remember what though. It might have been something minamal. Any ways WoooHoooo
Can't wait to brew up some barley wine.
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Nope, remember when we make our AG worts, all we are doing is making a thin extract. It's really just about freshness and recipe control. Check the recipe database for ideas. There's a lot of both AG and extract recipes there. You can also convert almost any AG recipe to extract using brewing SW or just ask one of us to do it.


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