Stock's "Big Cock" Barley Wine Ale

Source: Jason Stock
Recipe added: 06/22/00

I'm very proud of this recipe. It's much like Sierra Nevada's Bigfoot Barley Wine Ale. Maybe a touch more intense on the hops and malt. I entered a bottle of this in a local homebrew club competition and it took 1st place (out of 18 beers tasted.) This is a very intense, but well balanced ale. It won the competition at 3 months old. I suspect it will only get better.


Recipe type: Partial Mash
Batch Size: 2.5 gallons
Starting Gravity: 1.120
Finishing Gravity: 1.040
Time in Boil: 85 min.
Primary Fermentation: 1 week
Secondary Fermentation: 1 week
Additional Fermentation: Bottle Condition for as long as you can stand.



Mashed in grains at 120 degrees in 3 quarts spring water. Held for 30 minute protein rest. Raised temperature to 155 degrees and held for 1 hour for starch conversion. Mashed out at 165 degrees for 5 minutes. Rinsed with 2 gallons 165 degree water. Added malt extracts and brought to boil. Boiled 25 minutes, then added 1 oz. Nugget hops. Boiled 45 minutes then added Irish Moss. Boiled 10 more minutes and added .5 oz centennial and .5 oz Cascade hops. Boiled 5 minutes. Cooled, topped of to just above 2.5 gallons and pitched yeast.
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