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Hummer 04-07-2010 07:32 PM

Barleywine from an extract kit?
 
Has anyone ever tried making a barleywine from a malt extract beer kit? (Are there any barleywine kits?)

I've tried some commercial barleywines lately that are really good. I'm thinking of getting a lightly hopped ale kit, add extra malt and maybe a bit of fruit like peaches, even a little spice like cinnamon and clove. I'd add sugar to make a 12% brew and change to a wyeast or champagne yeast that will ferment to the higher alchohol levels. I'd add oak cubes and age it in the carboy for a year or so....

What do you think? Could it be done and come out well? Any suggestions?

david_42 04-07-2010 08:37 PM

You might be better off buying an extract barleywine kit and modify that. If you look around, you might even be able to find a clone kit of something you liked.

Regardless of what you decide, making a large starter or pitching multiple packets of dry yeast is an absolute must.

craven_morhead 04-07-2010 08:38 PM

Plenty of extract clone recipes out there. I'm fermenting a rough bigfoot clone right now that made it up to 10.5%, pitching on top of an existing yeast cake.

Beernik 04-08-2010 01:16 AM

My barleywine is the last extract I did, it wasn't a kit though.

osagedr 04-08-2010 02:44 AM

http://www.northernbrewer.com/brewin...xract-kit.html


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