Barley wine????

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MattMann

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This is a barley wine recipe, I came up with a couple months back before I started all my reading on the subject, and before I cam to hbt. I kinda wanted it sweet, and not extremely hoppy, so this is what I came up with. By the way, in my early days I didn't know better, so I mashed at 158.

Recipe: Matt's Barleywine
Brewer: Matt C
Asst Brewer:
Style: English Barleywine
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (35.0)

Recipe Specifications
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Batch Size: 5.50 gal
Boil Size: 7.46 gal
Estimated OG: 1.124 SG
Estimated Color: 15.3 SRM
Estimated IBU: 43.9 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.00 %
Boil Time: 90 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amount Item Type % or IBU
18.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 75.79 %
2.00 lb Honey Malt (25.0 SRM) Grain 8.42 %
1.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 4.21 %
0.75 lb Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 3.16 %
1.00 oz Millenium [15.50 %] (90 min) Hops 33.2 IBU
1.00 oz Select Spalt [4.75 %] (30 min) Hops 7.3 IBU
1.00 oz Select Spalt [4.75 %] (10 min) Hops 3.4 IBU
1.00 items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 min) Misc
1.10 tbsp PH 5.2 Stabilizer (Mash 60.0 min) Misc
2.00 lb Brown Sugar, Light (8.0 SRM) Sugar 8.42 %

It's been in the bottle almost a month now, tried just to see where it is at. It's not entirely sweet as I would suspect now, but it's kinda rough. Not non-drinkable though. Think I got a buzz just taking a few sips....lol..

Let me know what you guys think.

--matt--
 

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If it's good now, it will be better later. If it tastes like ass, then it's probably going to taste like muted ass later. I'm not an expert on barleywines, but I agree with mike, it needs more hops.
 
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I was shooting for an English style barley wine.

OG FG IBUs SRM ABV
1.060 - 1.090+ 1.015 - 1.022+ 30 - 60+ 10 - 22+ 6 - 9+%
 

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I think you've got an old version of the BJCP guidelines, English Barleywine is OG 1.080-1.120, IBUs 35-70, SRM 8-22 now.

You're high on gravity, and middling-low on IBUs. I prefer English Barleywines to American ones, but I'd still want to up those IBUs into the mid 50s.
 
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