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 Post subject: Gnarly Wine
PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:53 am 
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Dropping this for the Bank Holiday:

OG: 1.109
FG: 1.018
100+ IBU

UK Pale Ale Malt 87.5%
CaraRed 2.5 %
Caramunich 2.5 %
Medium Crystal 1.2 %
Extra Dark Crystal 0.6 %
Belgian Special B 0.6 %
Honey 4.9 %


Hops
US Cascade 19.9 IBU First Wort Hopped
US Columbus(Tomahawk) 109.6 IBU 60 Min From End
US Centennial 9.0IBU 15 Min From End
US Cascade 3.6IBU 5 Min From End
US Columbus(Tomahawk) 8.4IBU 1 Min From End
US Cascade 28 g At turn off
US Centennial 28 g At turn off
US Cascade 57 g Dry-Hopped
US Centennial 28 g Dry-Hopped
US Columbus 28g Dry-Hopped

Yeast
WLP090 - San Diego Super Yeast (18C)

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 Post subject: Re: Gnarly Wine
PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:16 pm 
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Interesting with the honey, guess it depends on just how much flavour it imparts. Generic honey or something special?

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 Post subject: Re: Gnarly Wine
PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:19 pm 
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RogerP wrote:
Interesting with the honey, guess it depends on just how much flavour it imparts. Generic honey or something special?


It's Orange Blossom Honey. We'll see what comes across, and given I intend to lay this down for some years to come, will see how it develops too.

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 Post subject: Re: Gnarly Wine
PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:21 pm 
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I can see that working, especially with the hop choice.

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 Post subject: Re: Gnarly Wine
PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:43 am 
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Only a 60 min boil, Ali?

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 Post subject: Re: Gnarly Wine
PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:50 am 
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Bimster wrote:
Only a 60 min boil, Ali?


Nope. 120 for big maltiness and colour development, as recommended in the Barley Wine book in the Classic Styles Series.

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 Post subject: Re: Gnarly Wine
PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:30 pm 
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120 mins. Nice.

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 Post subject: Re: Gnarly Wine
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 10:45 pm 
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Currently dry-hopping.

FG was 1.018 which gives me 12.2%. The small taste I had at transfer was pleasant, if potent.

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 Post subject: Re: Gnarly Wine
PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2012 11:52 pm 
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Bottled and sealed with wax. This is going to be great over time, and I think a recipe I'll rebrew so I can do some vertical tastings.

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 Post subject: Re: Gnarly Wine
PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:07 pm 
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Cracked one of these this evening - it's fecking freezing out in the wilds of West Wales.

Aroma - Pronounced hop aroma - Citrus, orange peel. Slight caramel malt aroma. No noticeable alochol aromas.

Appearance - Copper, clear, good head retention.

Flavour - Rich maltiness, and the orange blossom honey is definitely discernable - sweetness lingers but isn't cloying. Pronounced bitterness, with a citrusy-orangey hop flavour. Balance definitely towards hops (but this will likely change over time).

Mouthfeel - Carbonation on the low side, full bodied and a bit chewy but not cloying. Lingering bitter finish and a hint of honey stays on the palate. Noticeable warmth from alchohol.

Overall I'm very happy with this beer, and expect if will improve further with age. My biggest disappointment is that I gave half the batch to someone as a wedding present.

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