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Kveik Barleywine 1.0

The more I've learned about Kveik yeast, the more tempted I am to try pushing it to do new things. It's my understanding that Kveik is very tolerant of high gravity worts, low pitch rates, and of course high temperatures.  My goal with this brew is to see if I can push it to produce a beer that is at or above 16% ABV.  Although I did start with an award-winning barleywine recipe from the AHA web site, I've altered it so much here that it's no longer recognizable.  (Update 7/11/2020:  I based this goal on the limits of the Voss strain in its non-isolated form. Later, I learned that the Lallemand isolate version is limited to 12%, which I had no problem hitting.)
Some of the changes I made included raising the gravity significantly, adding demerara sugar in place of some of the malt to dry it out a little, using German Northern Brewer hops to bitter, and adding a flavor addition of Mandarina Bavaria and Bramling Cross late in the boil.  I also used Pilsner malt extract to…

Kveik Double IPA 1.0

Not being that big a fan of hop-forward beers, I have never brewed a Double IPA before.  As with the Pale Ale I made yesterday, I wanted to take another shot at using the hopping knowledge imparted at HomeBrewCon along with some of the leftover Kveik yeast from the Pale Ale to produce a Double IPA.
The recipe below is based on a combination of a gold-medal winning recipe from the AHA web site, the items I had on hand, and the Lallemand Voss Kveik yeast left over from the batch yesterday.
9 pounds Weyerman Pilsner Malt 2.25 pounds Viking Pale Ale Malt 1.5 pounds Flaked Oats 4 ounces Honey Malt 1 16-ounce can of Lyle's Golden Syrup 8 ounces Vienna Malt 0.75 ounces Summit hops pellets @ 17.5% AA (60 min.) 1 ounce El Dorado hops pellets @ 12.8% AA (10 min.) 1 ounce Southern Passion hops pellets @ 12.0% AA (10 min.) 1 ounce Citra hops pellets @ 12.6% AA (whirlpool 20 min.) 1 ounce Mandarina Bavaria hops pellets @ 10.1% AA (whirlpool 20 min.) 1 ounce Citra hops pellets @ 12.8% AA (dry hop…