This weekend I was thinking that I would brew a small 3 gallon batch of barleywine for the fun of it. I have 10lbs of US 2 row pale malt just sitting around so might as well put it to good use.
The plan is simple enough:
- 12lbs US 2 row pale malt
- 1lb Crystal 40L
- .5lb Crystal 10L
- 1oz Warrior 60min
- .5oz Cascade 30 min
- .5oz Cascade 10min
- 1oz Cascade dry hop
- California Ale Yeast – 1qt starter
I am going to do a single infusion with no sparge, at 152f for 90min. I want a 90min boil so I am looking to have 5 3/4 gallon pre-boil volume. The pre-boil gravity should be 1.085 SG and the OG should end up at 1.098. The light malt is leading Beer Smith to give me a reading of 11.5 SRM, but I am willing to bet it’s going to be a lot darker with the 90 boil.
This should end up being about 9.5% abv 76 IBU cascade heavy barleywine. No assuming anything though.
Below are pictures of the hops, oh yea, coming along nicely and naturally (unlike some people that are using hops enhancing drugs).