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Beer Style: American Barleywine  (19C)
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 5 US gallons

American Barleywine


Here is a recipe for a beer similar in flavor to SN Bigfoot Ale, although it is not quite as high in alcohol content. (OG of 70 compared to 95 for the real bigfoot according to M. Jackson). Let's say it's Bigfoot Jr. I wasn't attempting to make a clone, it just came out that way--maybe not surprising since I used the SN yeast. In fact, I had never tasted SN Bigfoot until after I had made this one, and I found the flavor very similar.


  • 10 pounds, 2-row pale malt
  • 1/2 pound, dextrin malt
  • 1 pound, amber crystal malt (40 degrees Lovibond)
  • 1/4 cup, chocolate malt
  • 2 teaspoons, gypsum
  • 1-1/2 ounces Northern brewer leaf (5.7% alpha, 60 minute boil)
  • 1 ounce Cascade leaf (5.5% alpha, 60 minute boil)
  • 1/2 ounce Hallertauer pellets (5 minute boil)
  • 1/2 ounce Hallertauer pellets (steep 10 minutes)
  • cultured Sierra Nevada yeast

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1.071
Final Gravity: 1.015
Alcohol by Vol: 7.33%
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 5.00 US Gallons

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