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Heavy in the Hand Partial
ABV7.60 %
BJCP Style
12A. Barleywine And Imperial Stout, English-style Barleywine
Brewed this Barleywine one year ago, and I'm pretty pleased with the way it came out. Would appreciate hearing feedback!
Submitted by BobBrazil on 12-Jan-2012

Recipe Details
Tasting Notes "There's a lot going on there" was the comment I heard when sampled- everyone seemed to like it so I took the comment as a compliment. I taste raisins, tobacco and earth in it but I'm not good at descriptives. Alcohol is pleasantly subdued after one year. The calculator says ABV is a bit below style guidelines, but I tend to think it's closer to 9%-it packs a pretty good punch to the head in any event. (And I did not take temperature into account when taking my gravity readings.) Calculator also says a bit high on the IBU's. I find it to be pretty well balanced overall- but everyone loves their own child! Looking forward to tasting after another year.
Boil Volume 3.00 gallons
Boil Time 60 minutes
Batch Size 5.00 gallons
Yeast Safale S-04 (75% app. attenuation)
Primary Fermentation Plastic, 14 days
Secondary Fermentation Glass, 8 months
Other Fermentation
Procedure Bring 1 gl. H20 to 180f; add bagged grains and steep at 160f for 40 minutes; pour off first run, then steep again with 1/2 gl. at at 160f for 20 minutes Into brew pot with the wirt and enough H20 to bring to 3 gl; bring to boil; remove from flame, add the light DME and the extract Return to boil Hops schedule: 60 minutes--4 oz. UK Goldings 45 minutes--1 oz UK Goldings 1 minute--1 oz UK Fuggles Cool and into fermenter with enough H2o to bring to 5 gl (I used water pre-boiled and already cooled) Pitch 2 packages of Safale s-04 After 4 days, pitch 2 packages of Lavlin Wine Yeast EC (champagne yeast) Into glass secondary after 14 days; store in cool dark place; After 2 months in secondary, dry hop with 1 oz UK Fuggles (from what I now know about dry hopping this was probably off no/little value but its my recipe and I'm sticking to it!) Bottle 8 months after going into secondary
  Style Comparison
  Low   High
OG 1.080 1.089 1.120+
FG 1.020 1.030 1.030+
IBU 50 103 100
SRM 10 16 22
ABV 8 7.60 12+
% Weight Weight (lbs) Grain Note Gravity Points Color
87.0 % 15.00 Light Malt Extract Syrup 76.5 2.0
5.8 % 1.00 Light Dry Malt Extract 6.8 2.0
4.3 % 0.75 British Crystal 135-165L not sure about the L 3.7 150.0
2.9 % 0.50 British Amber ditto 2.3 35.0
  17.25     89.2  
% Wt Weight (oz) Hop Note Form AA% AAU Boil Time Utilization IBU
57.1 % 4.00 Goldings UK Pellet 5.0 20.0 60 0.041 82.6
14.3 % 1.00 Goldings UK Pellet 5.0 5.0 45 0.038 19.2
14.3 % 1.00 Fuggles UK Pellet 5.1 5.1 1 0.002 0.8
14.3 % 1.00 Fuggles UK Pellet 5.1 5.1 0 0.000 0.0
  7.00               103.0