Recipe: OBK English Barleywine

The richest and strongest of the English ales. A showcase of malty richness and complex, intense flavours. Can be appreciated early after packaging or aged, as flavours and character of the beer can significantly change over time. Multi-layered flavours ranging from bready and biscuity through nutty, deep toast, dark caramel, toffee, and dried fruits. A moderate level of malty sweetness on the palate. Medium bitterness to balance the malty body. This mahogany brown beer has great depth, one sure to be enjoyed fresh or aged.

Source: Ontario Beer Kegs

Beer Specifications

Beer Name:OBK English Barleywine
Beer Style:Barleywine
Recipe Type:All Grain
Batch Size:3.25 gallons / 12.3 litres
Estimated SRM:17°
Estimated IBU:48
Estimated OG:1.100
Estimated FG:1.024
Estimated ABV:10%

Grain Bill/Fermentables

1Crystal 120L


160 minNorthern Brewer
210 minFuggles


1SafAle S-04

Fermentation Schedule

28 daysPrimary
7-14 daysBottle Conditioning
Optimal Fermentation Temperature: 64-72°F / 17.8-22.2°C
Place fermenter in stable temperature, out of the light.


Mash Temperature:152°F / 66.7°C
Mash Time:60 min
Strike Water Volume:5 gallons / 18.9 litres
Sparge Water Volume:5 gallons / 18.9 litres
Boil Duration:60 min

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