Batch 49: Barrett’s Barleywine

Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast: WLP090
Yeast Starter: .75L starter from 1L starter of DME and one vial of WLP090
Batch Size (Gallons): 5.5
Original Gravity: 1.08
Final Gravity: 1.008 (est 10.1% ABV)
IBU: ?60
Boiling Time (Minutes): 90
Color: 17L
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 34 days/60-70º
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): n/a

15# Maris Otter
2# C60
1# Rye

28g Aurora FWH
56g Aurora 60 min
28g Aurora whirlpool

2.5tsp gypsum in hot liquor

supposed to mash in 5.5-6 gal at 163* to hit target of 150*, but I forgot to preheat the mashtun … mashed in with water at 167*, evened out to about 149* at 45 minutes into the mash

huge blowout during fermentation, capped with a small mason jar and left it for the entire fermentation

UPDATE 10/1/15 – been tasting a bottle here and there, and it is shaping up to be a big winner. Gotta do this one again, AS-IS. Let’s see how it ages.

UPDATE 5/22/17 – accidentally opened one of few remaining bottles (maybe 2 left?), and it …. is … incredible.