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Dark English Barleywine

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Dark English Barleywine

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Beer Style: American Barleywine  (19C)
Recipe Type: extract
Yield: 5 US gallons

American Barleywine


This is a dark Barleywine Ale along the lines of an English Barleywine. It has distinctly malty flavor, while at the same time allowing the hop complexities to come through. The malt & hops conspire to all but completely eliminate any alcohol taste, which is good at around 9.4% ABV.


  • 12.6# Breiss light LME
  • 4 oz. Aromatic specialty grains
  • 12 oz. Caramel 60L specialty grains
  • 8 oz. Victory specialty grains
  • 1oz. Chinook (60min.)
  • 1/2 oz. Cascade (45 min.)
  • 1/2 o.z. Centennial (30 min)
  • 1/2 oz. Cascade (20 min.)
  • 1/2 o.z. Centennial (30 min)
  • 1 oz. Crystal (last 5 min.)
  • 2 oz. Northern Brewer whole leaf hops in secondary
  • Wyeast 1056

Additional Instructions

Primary Ferment: 10 days
Secondary Ferment: 6 weeks

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1.088
Final Gravity: 1.020
Alcohol by Vol: 8.9%
Recipe Type: extract
Yield: 5.00 US Gallons

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Steep specialty grains at 155 deg. F for 30 min.
Remove kettle from heat, and steep an additional 15 min.
Add malt extract & bring to a boil using above hop schedual
A 1K ml (1 liter) yeast starter was used for this recipe
After primary fermentation, transfer to secondary and dry hop for 4-6 weeks. (Oak chips may also be added to the secondary)
Bottle with 3/4 cup priming sugar and allow 2 to 4 months to bottle condition