Originally Posted by scinerd3000
yea it worked...i wont be stopping by. damn. please contribute something to this thread if you think of it since many of us havent had the opertunity to taste it. Once i get my hands on one im going to try and culture the yeast out of one of the bottles but i dont know if its even possible. enjoy the spoils of your winnings. utopias
I'm not sure when to open this thing... Its twice as expensive (per volume) as the most expensive single malt I have. I'll need to wait for the proper celebration and company.
As to the yeast, I don't think it can be done. They probably lost the will to live.
I don't think the yeast is the important part here, anyway (unlike most good beers). The process is all that counts. I wouldn't consider cloning it. However, if you want to make a super_barleywine, go ahead. Just try a 20% one before going straight for the world record.