I recently opened a bottle of #100 from Norwegian brewery Nøgne Ø (Nøgne Island for you who don’t habla), a beer they brewed in 2004 and that has been cloned by Jamil in the Can You Brew It-series on The Brewing Network (google “can you brew it database”. Lot of good stuff there). It is a fantastic beer, a very American rendition of a Berleywine, that comes in half liter bottles over here, which is a perfect amount.
This is half of a regular 5 gallon batch. My second Christmas beer perhaps.
Style: 22 C Amerian Barleywine, OG 1,097/ FG 1,023 (est.), 84 IBU, 40 EBC, 9,8 % ABV.
88,2 % Pale ale malt
10 % Wheat malt
1,8 % Chocolate malt
Mash with the brewing water of your choice (I’m using my “teaspoon IPA-water: Ca 118, Mg 4, Na 10, So4 260, Cl 12 which means i add a couple of grams of Gypsum to the mash given my local Stockholm water) at 67 degrees C for 60 minutes or full conversion. Drain, sparge and collect 13,5 liters of wort with a pre-boil gravity of 1,075.
Boil for 90 minutes and add:
20 g/70 IBUs of Chinook (11,7 % AA) @ 90 minutes before FO
22 g/17 IBUs of Centennial (10,3 % AA) @ 15 minutes before FO
Yeast nutrient @ 15 min
Protofloc @ 15 min
13 g of CTZ @ FO
Chill to 19 degrees C, transfer to fermente and pitch Dry English yeast. Ferment at 20 degrees for 7 days.
Raise the temp to 22 degrees and add:
15 g of Chinook for seven days of dryhopping
After seven days, at final gravity, package and carbonate.