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Old 05-13-2012, 04:15 AM   #361
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Just finished mine a couple weeks ago (brewed in late 2010, bottled in Early 2011) it WAS TOTALLY AWESOME!!!

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Old 05-14-2012, 04:03 AM   #362
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It really mellows with time. I think if your keg it and drink it fast 24-48 hours might stop the oak harshness. I also gave up on Makers Mark and switched to Elijah Craig or Four Roses.

I soak the oak for a week, let it sit in the beer for a month, then store it for 4-6 months.
I was wondering why you gave up on Makers Mark? This is what I used and I can't taste any bourbon.
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Old 06-04-2012, 04:57 PM   #363
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Does anyone who has brewed this have a strong recommendation for what yeast to use? I know NB has Scottish Ale as their Wyeast default on the kit. I bought the kit without the yeast. My LHBS doesn't have Scottish in right now.
Looking at other Porter kits (I have yet to brew a Porter in my young homebrewing career), I see everything from London ESB to American Ale to Ringwood Ale.
I imagine there are a handful of different strains that are good for Bourbon Barrel Porter and maybe I'll just use US-05. But wanted to check to see if anyone felt very strongly about a particular yeast for this.
If it matters, I am going to use a Rye instead of Bourbon for mine.
My thanks in advance!

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Old 06-08-2012, 03:07 AM   #364
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Old 08-04-2012, 07:00 PM   #365
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I brewed the extract version of the Bourbon Barrel Porter using Jim Beam back in December of 2011. I tried the first bottle about 2 months later and it was very strong tasting...almost overpowering with bourbon. I let it age longer and it got so much better! I just had a bottle the other night (7 months after brewing) and it was amazing! Very smooth! Next time I want to add vanilla bean.

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Old 08-07-2012, 03:11 AM   #366
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I brewed the extract version of the Bourbon Barrel Porter using Jim Beam back in December of 2011. I tried the first bottle about 2 months later and it was very strong tasting...almost overpowering with bourbon. I let it age longer and it got so much better! I just had a bottle the other night (7 months after brewing) and it was amazing! Very smooth! Next time I want to add vanilla bean.
How much Beam did you use?
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Old 08-07-2012, 03:28 AM   #367
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16oz of Beam...little over half a 750ml bottle

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Old 10-16-2012, 10:33 PM   #368
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Does anyone have a suggestion for a bourbon family that also includes a rye variation?

I just saw that Northern Brewer released a Rye version and I thought they would fantastic to try brewing side-by-side. Some varieties I can think of would be Jim Beam Rye and maybe the 7 year, Bulleit reg and Rye, Knob Creek reg and Rye. Unfortunately the rye Wild Turkey isn't available around here.

Also I was wondering whether people are varying the quantity by the proof of the whiskey? I would think a lower volume of higher-proof whiskey would be ideal since you would be adding less water.

Regular recipe - http://www.northernbrewer.com/docume...rrelPorter.pdf
Rye recipe - http://www.northernbrewer.com/docume...lRyePorter.pdf

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Old 10-17-2012, 03:47 AM   #369
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Does anyone have a suggestion for a bourbon family that also includes a rye variation?

I just saw that Northern Brewer released a Rye version and I thought they would fantastic to try brewing side-by-side. Some varieties I can think of would be Jim Beam Rye and maybe the 7 year, Bulleit reg and Rye, Knob Creek reg and Rye. Unfortunately the rye Wild Turkey isn't available around here.

Also I was wondering whether people are varying the quantity by the proof of the whiskey? I would think a lower volume of higher-proof whiskey would be ideal since you would be adding less water.

Regular recipe - http://www.northernbrewer.com/docume...rrelPorter.pdf
Rye recipe - http://www.northernbrewer.com/docume...lRyePorter.pdf
I just brewed BBP on Sunday. I am planning on using Bulleit.
I was initially planning on using a Rye I like called Templeton Rye but its kinda pricey due to supply/demand.
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That new rye sounds great, I'll have to try that one next. Smuttynose does an awesome oaked rye ale for Julios Liquors in MA, hope this kit is like that.

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