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Blind Squirrel Barleywine

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Blind Squirrel Barleywine

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

American Barleywine


This barleywine, which I've recently named "Blind Squirrel Barleywine" took a first place at the California State comps at Stern grove, SF this fall, and just recently won the AHA's first-ever barleywine competition. I call it blind squirrel because, it's the first brew I've ever done which has won anything.... which proves only that even a blind squirrel sometimes finds the acorn.


  • 6 pounds Williams light austrailian syrup
  • 5 pounds Williams light austrailian dry
  • 1 pound 10-L crystal---steeped
  • 1 pound 40-L crystal---steeped
  • 3 ounces Chinook pellets aa%13 (60 min)
  • 1/2 ounce CFJ-90 pellets aa%9 (5 min)
  • 1/2 ounce CFJ-90 (dry hopped in secondary)
  • 1 teaspoon gypsum at start of boil
  • 1 teaspoon Irish moss (30 minutes)
  • Whitbread dry ale yeast

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Primary fermentation - glass for 5 days at 65 degrees. Secondar in glass for 16 days at 65 degrees. Wort was boiled in 4 gal. pot (3 1/2 volume) with 2 gal. water added to primary fermenter.