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Thursday, July 29, 2010
Mild Malt Barley Wine
A Barley Wine strength beer brewed only with mild malt. Weird, definitely made a few heads turn at the home brew shop. The recipe for this came from Ron and Kristen at the shut up about barclay perkins blog. The recipe is for Barclay Perkins 1839 XXX Ale. An X ale for the Barclay Perkins brewery denoted a beer that was served fresh, this is the recipe for the stongest of their Mild ale line up thus the XXX.*
I'm curious to see how the hop presence comes though on this one, the huge charge of low alpha bittering hops should add a very tannic and drying note to the beer.
I'm a little worried about the malt though. I went with the Briess malted "ashbourne mild malt" because Paul's mild malt isn't available locally like it used to be. When I bit into the grain it didn't have any biscuit like flavors that I would associate with a grain that is malted to an English pedigree.
Barclay Perkin's 1839 XXX Ale
90 minute boil
24 # Briess Ashburne Mild Malt
Mashed at 150 for 90 minutes
mashed out at 168
collected 8 gallons of wort at 1.080
5.25 oz Kent Golding @ 4.5%AA @ 90 minutes
I used mostly imported plugs, 1 oz of the charge was Yakima grown Goldings
fermented 5 days at 65 degrees and then let the temperature rise into the 70's to help the beer attenuate and clean up.
* I don't actually think that this is a mild just because it has the X designation. There is no way in hell that this was drunk green let alone 3 months out. As far as modern labels go this is Barley wine or strong ale.