Old Strong Ale
Not my finest creation, but had a nice alcohol warmth and a decent flavor. I didn't keep good logs of this one, but it was completed sometime in the fall of 2007. I've heard that some people forgot about them for more than a year in the back of a refrigerator and they were much more tasty, so perhaps I just wasn't patient enough with it.
EDIT: As noted in a separate brewer's log post, this beer was quite delicious after bottle aging 2 years in a refrigerator.
.rec file Recipe Specifics: Anticipated OG: 1.068 Actual OG: 1.070 Anticipated SRM: 16.0 Anticipated IBU: 29.4 Grain/Extract/Sugar: % Amount Name Origin Potential SRM 79.2 10.00 lbs. Pale Malt(2-row) Great Britain 1.038 3 7.9 1.00 lbs. Crystal 55L Great Britian 1.034 55 7.9 1.00 lbs. Torrified Wheat United States 1.036 3 4.0 0.50 lbs. Invert Sugar Great Britain 1.046 0 1.0 0.13 lbs. Roasted Barley Great Britain 1.029 575 Hops: Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time 1.00 oz. Cascade Whole 5.75 23.6 60 min 0.50 oz. Liberty Whole 4.00 2.2 15 min 0.50 oz. Centennial Whole 10.50 3.6 5 min 1.00 oz. Cascade Whole 5.75 0.0 0 min Yeast: WYeast 1187 Ringwood Ale Directions: Start mash at 140 and raise to 155. Hold for 60 minutes. Add invert sugar during the last 10 minutes of the boil(feel free to substitute table sugar, the result will be similar).