Lord Rahl's Golden Barleywine

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While transferring some of my recipes to brewfather I thought I'd share this one with y'all. This barleywine was one of my very first made to be entered into the county fair back in 2014. This was a 2 staged fermentation process then moving to another carboy for long-term root cellar aging for one year at 45-55 degrees with the addition of oak chips to the aging carboy. The yeast had to be stepped up at least twice during fermentation.

Lord Rahl's Golden Barley-wine

12.0% / 32 °P
Recipe by
Charlaine Cadence Nordin
All Grain

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72% efficiency
Batch Volume: 6.08 gal
Boil Time: 90 min
Mash Water: 11.05 gal
Total Water: 11.05 gal
Boil Volume: 7.79 gal
Pre-Boil Gravity: 1.111

Vitals​

Original Gravity: 1.139
Final Gravity: 1.048
IBU (Tinseth): 55
BU/GU: 0.39
Color: 12.5 SRM

Mash​


Temperature — 160 °F90 min

Malts (31 lb)

20 lb (58.3%) — Rahr Pale Malt, 2-Row — Grain — 1.9 °L
4 lb (11.7%) — Simpsons Golden Naked Oats — Grain — 7.3 °L
4 lb (11.7%) — Thomas Fawcett Pale Malt, Golden Promise — Grain — 2.8 °L
3 lb (8.7%) — Briess Caramel Malt 20L — Grain — 20 °L

Other (3 lb 5 oz)

2 lb (5.8%) — Briess Rice Hulls — Adjunct — 0 °L
1 lb 5 oz (3.8%) — Honey — Sugar — 1.3 °L

Hops (6.5 oz)

4 oz (52 IBU) — Cascade 7% — Boil — 90 min
2.5 oz
(3 IBU) — Challenger 7.5% — Aroma — 10 min hopstand

Hopstand at 176 °F

Miscs​

2 tsp — Gypsum (CaSO4) — Mash
2 tsp
— Yeast Nutrients — Boil15 min
1 cup
— American Oak Cubes, Medium Toast — Secondary

Yeast​

4 pkg — Lallemand (LalBrew) London English-Style ESB 72%

Fermentation​

Primary — 68 °F7 days
secondary — 55 °F30 days
Aging — 55 °F300 days
 

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It was the name that caught my attention and I always do love a nice BW. I'm guessing an English style. 2 lbs of rice hulls? That seems to be a lot, as those things are light. I have 50 lbs of Golden Promise, I think I would use it for all of the malt with maybe a little crystal for good measure. Thanks for the recipe. Winter is coming. LOL Mixed the references for fun. :mug:
 
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It was the name that caught my attention and I always do love a nice BW. I'm guessing an English style. 2 lbs of rice hulls? That seems to be a lot, as those things are light. I have 50 lbs of Golden Promise, I think I would use it for all of the malt with maybe a little crystal for good measure. Thanks for the recipe. Winter is coming. LOL Mixed the references for fun. :mug:
The name is based on one of my favorite novels and what I took from the description of the taste of one of a drink from the series.

Yes it's a British style. The rice hulls are common in most of my AG recipes because I've used them as a filter for years. Place half in a muslin bag and press up to the input of the brew pot's drain valve. The other half is for the mash to help with drainage there.
 
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To answer your question I have to look at the attached notes as it's been a while since I brewed this. 2016 was the last brew date on record with a grain bill of $65.00. The last time I brewed It I found it to have a decent mild sweetness that blended well into the maltiness of the brew with a decent alcohol taste you expect from a wine. According to my notes, this took a while to ferment fully. I also have in the notes that I was thinking of swapping out the honey for backstrap and adding slightly stronger hops for the bittering. might try switching it up the cascades got galena hops but unsure if that's going to be too bitter.
 
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I thought the same. I mean look at the fg! That one is higher than my average og (not kidding)! :D
keep in mind I don't know how to do step fermentation in brewfather just yet. The app is still a major learning curve for me.
 
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