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Strangelove 09-26-2011 08:36 PM

Where do you do 6-12 month fermentation?
 
Howdy,

MW has a couple of kits that require 6-12 month fermentation: Imperial Stout, Bigfoot Barleywine,etc. Is all that time in the primary, secondary or bottle?

Thanks

COLObrewer 09-26-2011 08:39 PM

Cellar, basement, fermentation chamber, etc, etc.

Strangelove 09-26-2011 08:42 PM

Haha...no, seriously.

I guess I should have said aging, not fermentation.

I'm interested in Bourbon Barrel Old Ale, but not if it means tying up a primary for a year.

Clann 09-26-2011 08:42 PM

That would be secondary or bottle. Some people like to bulk age and some like to age in the bottle. I was pressed for time so my barleywine is aging in the bottle.

Strangelove 09-26-2011 08:52 PM

Thanks. Is there a big difference between bulk and bottle aging?

COLObrewer 09-26-2011 09:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Strangelove (Post 3331382)
Haha...no, seriously.

I guess I should have said aging, not fermentation.

I'm interested in Bourbon Barrel Old Ale, but not if it means tying up a primary for a year.

Seriously, same answer.:mug:

david_42 09-26-2011 09:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Strangelove (Post 3331414)
Thanks. Is there a big difference between bulk and bottle aging?

Not really. The biggest downside of bulk aging is if it gets contaminated, the whole batch is shot. Had a cornie of barleywine gusher after 4 years.

Kokopuff829 09-26-2011 09:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Strangelove
Thanks. Is there a big difference between bulk and bottle aging?

In bulk aging it tastes the same because it's all mixed together. But bottle aging could make different bottles taste slightly different due to different temps and stuff. But it's really no big difference.

Smashing 09-26-2011 10:23 PM

Brew buckets are like $15 at the LHBS. More buckets = more beer - see what I'm getting at?

Dunerunner 09-26-2011 10:25 PM

In an enclosed heated cabinet beneath a counter top in my garage. Just finished a straight lambic style ale.


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