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Old 11-30-2012, 05:52 PM   #11
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I brewed my first BarleyWine on 10/27, and it's still fermenting away (cooler temps to get something great from WLP099). Target is in the area of 15.3% (maybe higher) ABV. My plan is to leave it in primary until I know it's 100% finished fermenting. Then, transfer to one of my aging vessels, onto oak cubes, for X months before transferring to corny kegs to carbonate. I'm planning to bottle some once carbonated, to both age that way and give people (375ml Belgian bottles). While I could carbonate with priming solution, I don't want the extra sediment in the bottles.

I might transfer to a second aging vessel for this batch. It all depends on how it is when I check on it.

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Old 11-30-2012, 06:42 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Revvy View Post
Didja see that I sampled some on Nov. 10th?

Wow... bourbon county stout is one of my fav's... I must check out that recipe!

(sorry for hyjacking OP, but its for the good of barleywines!)
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:36 PM   #13
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"...I did a true secondary fermentation in secondary and added more fermentables and yeast there..."

Why an actual secondary fermentation? What exactly did you do?

Originally Posted by Revvy View Post
...tasting a beer at 1 week, and again at 2....that to me just means there 2 less beers that are actually tasting good and are ready at the end.
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