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Old 07-12-2011, 11:48 AM   #1
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Default What type of beer to brew that will sit in secondary for 6-9 months

So it is hot as hell outside, i have a fridge that is full of homebrew, and i am probably taking a break on brewing until it gets a little cooler out. right now it is between 90-105 and I dont like cooking in those temps.

I want to make a beer that will sit and develop over a longer period of time. Something like an Imperial stout just not an imperial stout. I have heard that there is an Imperial IPA but i cant find a recipe and dont know how long it is supped to sit in secondary.

Do you guy and gals have any suggestions?



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Old 07-12-2011, 11:53 AM   #2
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So it is hot as hell outside, i have a fridge that is full of homebrew, and i am probably taking a break on brewing until it gets a little cooler out. right now it is between 90-105 and I dont like cooking in those temps.

I want to make a beer that will sit and develop over a longer period of time. Something like an Imperial stout just not an imperial stout. I have heard that there is an Imperial IPA but i cant find a recipe and dont know how long it is supped to sit in secondary.

Do you guy and gals have any suggestions?
Yeah, MAN UP! I've brewed in 110°+ this year! All kidding aside, I was going to suggest an Imperial Stout. Maybe try your hand at a Barleywine?


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I've got a 12% barleywine approaching 8 months now...will be bottling in August.

I would advise against the IIPA because hop characteristics fade over time. I prefer mine fresh. Just my 2c.

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Old 07-12-2011, 12:49 PM   #5
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Can you lager? How about a Marzen?

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The higher the grav the better it will benefit from bulk aging, Barleywines, old ales, tripels, dubbels, Wheat wines. Anything with a gravity about 1.080 and above would do well for you.

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Imperial Porter or a Strong Christmas Ale would be nice by about December.

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A bourbon stout with oak added?

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RIS, Barleywine, Belgian Golden Strong.. Anything 8% or even 10% or more would be great.

I would not advise a IIPA because they are usually drank fresher, before the hops can fade.



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