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Lurch's Gnarley Barleywine

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Lurch's Gnarley Barleywine

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

American Barleywine
Beer Color


This Barleywine is presentable after only 2 weeks of bottle conditioning, but it gets much better with age. Beautiful caramel color, slightly sweet, and rich body and mouthfeel.


  • Grains & Adjuncts
  • 12.50 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) UK
  • 1.25 lbs Briess Caramel 60L
  • 5.00 lbs Crisp Maris Otter
  • 2.50 lbs Amber Dry Extract
  • 10 ozs Corn, Flaked
  • Hops
  • 2.50 ozs Cluster 60 mins
  • 1.25 ozs Styrian Goldings 20 mins
  • 1.25 ozs Styrian Goldings 5 mins
  • Yeasts
  • 1.00 pkg British Ale Wyeast Labs
  • Carbonation 2.60 oz Corn Sugar

Additional Instructions

Boil: 60 Minutes
Primary Ferment: 7
Secondary Ferment: 14

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1.116
Final Gravity: 1.030
Alcohol by Vol: 11%
Color SRM: 16  Color Sample 
Bitterness IBU: 50
Recipe Type: partial mash
Yield: 5.00 US Gallons

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Fermentation Steps
Name Days / Temp
Primary 7 days @ 68.0°F
Secondary 14 days @ 70.0°F
Bottle/Keg 90-120 days (preferred) @ 70.0°F

Mash Profile
Full Body Infusion

Soak 1.00 oz Oak Chips in bourbon of choice for 2 days and add liquid to secondary 3-5 days prior to bottling.




review rating
 Reviewed by Lurch on Thu Jul 2 2015

This is a great and easy Barleywine to brew. Tight foam bubbles, Crystal dark amber color, a good earthy hop balance, and a malty flavor that takes some bite out of the high abv. There is enough residual alcohol flavor to distinguish it from a stout. The only reason I rated it a 4/5 is due to the sweet flavor while early in the bottle conditioning phase being a touch more than anticipated.