Today I’m making a Barleywine, I gotta use the WLP099 High gravity yeast before it gets too old. So I’m making the most out of it to make a really strong one. I sparged out the first 8 liters of wort and cooked it for an hour to caramelize it. Then I sparged out the rest and got 20 liters boiling volume, and boiled it for another hour before adding the bittering hops. So in all I boiled this wort for three hours. Boiled away 5 liters from SG 1075 to ~1100. When the yeast have done most of the work I’ll add muscovado sugar to push it up towards ~15%ABV.
Maris Otter Pale Ale Malt, Carapale, Crystal 100 and lots of Pale Chocolate Malts with Magnum, Super Galena and lots of Amarillo hops. I will split the batch in two and use Safale US04 in one batch and Safbrew T58 in the other. With the same malt bed I will add more water and make a uRination Ale.
One year ago at the Stockholm Beer festival I tasted Aku-Aku from Nøgne Ø and fell in love with it. I have been waiting for a year now and I haven’t seen it anywhere, so I thought I might do one myself. I’m hell-hopin’ (of course!) it with Centennial and Amarillo. One lemon grass for the last 10 minutes boil, if that is not enough I’ll crush and add another one to the secondary?
Today I’m brewing a Voodo Juice for the Christmas holiday. Pale Ale, Wheat, Oat, Chrystal, Chocolate malt and Japanese Oi! Punk. I will use anis, black pepper, cinnamon and ginger spices. I will hop it with Sorachi Ace (bitter & taste), and Amarillo (taste and aroma). I will banish the Safbrew t-58 (belgian yeast) and put it to fermentation.
From now on I will call all the beers I make that doesn’t follow the reinheitsgebot for Voodoo Juice, it goes without saying that I also have to banish the wort and send the correct spell into the fermentation process.