Hello, I've been brewing extract for around 20 years. I've tried recipes of my own creation, which worked out really nicely. But I've always lacked the confidence to brew something really big. I was out of brewing for a while but now I'm back in. I'm still strictly an extract brewer. I know the real hardcore folks out there are all grain but extract works for me. To overcome my fear of high gravity I'm thinking of making a barleywine. I have a recipe here http://www.brewersfriend.com/homebrew/recipe/view/174579/blitzkrieg-barleywine. It's an English style barleywine with some hint of German influence. I think everything will mesh nicely. The calculator says it matches the style but, given the bill for fermentables, I'd like to know what experienced brewer's think before I start writing checks for ingredients. Many thanks in advance for your insight and experience. I really appreciate the input.