Doppelbock + Barley wine = Doppel Wine?
One of my favorite beers is Barley wine, I also love Bock and Lager beers.
I really would like to do a Barley wine that is more a German version not English or American style since I love the German hops too.
DoppelBock is upto 12% ABV, the big thing is DB is known for light or no real front hop lower 16-23 IBU were as Barley wine is 50-80 IBU for English and 50-120 IBU American.
So doing a Doppel Wine would be 50-100 IBU with no Adjuncts (Purity law) and thinking Munich malt, along with others.
I forgot to copy the recipe I was working on from home is basically a partial mash and LME brew around 11%ABV using Northern Brewer, Tettnang and Hallertau hops.
IBU was 92
SRM was 19
Munich LME and Grains (I have 2# LME to use up or would of been Munich grains only)
Golden/Pale LME (2#)
German Melanoidan Malt
Wyeast 1007 German Ale (2 packs)
Going to do a 2.5 gallon test batch, if good December 2012 next year do 5 gallon batch