Our Barley wine is amber colored very strong and heavy with a fruity and malty flavors and a strong citrus hop aftertaste and bitterness from the American hops. This recipe is in the American style balancing all highly intense flavors into a very drinkable big beer. As in most beers that are this big some aging is recommended to let the flavor merge. Fashioned after Old Foghorn.Two time Best of Show winner! 3rd place Nationals!
Yields 3 gallons
6.6 lbs.Amber Liquid Malt Extract
3.3 lbs. Amber Liquid Malt Extract
1 lb. British Pale Grain (cracked)
1/4 lb. Dark German Crystal (cracked)
1/4 lb. Cara Pils (cracked)
1/4 lb. Special Roast (cracked)
4 oz. Chinook Hops
1 oz. Cascade Hops
1 pkg. White Labs WLP001 California Ale Yeast
Mash all grains in 1/4 gal. water at 160oF for 50 min. Sparge at 170oF to make 1/2 gal. Add 3.3 Amber malt & 4 oz. Chinook. Boil for 60 min. adding 1/2 oz. Cascade and the 6.6 Amber malt at 50 minute mark another 1/2 oz. at 50 minute mark & final 1/2 oz. after boil has stopped. Let sit for 10 min. (to allow for steeping). Strain into fermenter filled with 2 1/4 gal. ice cold water. Pitch yeast when cooled to 80oF or lower.
Yields 3 gal