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Old 11-26-2008, 01:55 AM   #1
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I am not very good at putting together recipes and am fairly new to homebrewing (right around a year), but I was wondering what the highest original gravity ale you know of? I am looking to make a very high gravity high alcohol beer to attempt to have ready for Christmas 2009. What style and if possible a recipe for extract?
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Old 11-26-2008, 01:59 AM   #2
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Old 11-26-2008, 03:08 PM   #3
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That is pretty extreme...... I want to try it.
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Old 11-26-2008, 04:40 PM   #4
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Barleywines are probably the best style to look at.
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Old 11-26-2008, 05:12 PM   #5
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You'll have an easier time if you don't stick to the "All-grain" portion and instead just keep stepping it up with Dry malt extract mixed in a bit of water and boiled to sanitize.

Anyway current commercial recordholder is Sam Adams with Utopias at 24% Abv. I don't think it is a lager.

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