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Old 07-19-2009, 02:37 PM   #1
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I am thinking of making a barleywine. Should I just let it sit in the primary for a year? or rack to the secondary after its done fermenting?

 
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Old 07-19-2009, 03:17 PM   #2
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i did 2 months 4 months and then i am doing 6 in the bottle till i try it.
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Old 07-19-2009, 03:32 PM   #3
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A year in primary is too long unless you have a conical and can dump the yeast - otherwise the yeast will die and start to break and decompose (autolysis). I would not exceed 2 months in primary assuming a cold temperature.
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Old 07-19-2009, 03:45 PM   #4
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I'm bulk aging a barleywine now. One month primary, 6 month secondary, bottle and wait until the winter time to try it. I wouldn't let the beer sit on the yeast for a year; rack that sucker to secondary.

 
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Old 07-19-2009, 04:28 PM   #5
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Boiling a 1.100 right now!

I sparged again for a mild (parti-gyle). Hope that one comes in at 1.055.

I'm gonna go 3wks primary, rack to secondary, 3 months there, then bottle. First drink, Christmas! Hope it is carbed a little.

 
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Old 07-19-2009, 05:01 PM   #6
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I'd leave it in the fermenter for a month after the fermentation stops. Even if you don't keg, buying one for bulk aging a barleywine is a good idea.
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Old 07-19-2009, 05:47 PM   #7
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Brewing one up next weekend so this is good to know. Think I'll do 4 weeks primary, then a while in the secondary, and finally a week on some oak chips .


 
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Old 07-19-2009, 05:52 PM   #8
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The last barley wine I made, I fermented 3 weeks, put in a corny for 3 months and racked to another corny. It was awesome after 6 months. Ever go to a tasting with 5 gallons of barley wine?

Nothing like that for me now, I try to keep it under "60".

David

Edit: I had that keg for a year. It didn't taste any different from 6 months.
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I'd leave it in the fermenter for a month after the fermentation stops. Even if you don't keg, buying one for bulk aging a barleywine is a good idea.
If I did that, I would still have to put gas on it, right?

 
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While boiling Barlywine jr. (2nd batch of parti-gyle) Barley Sr. Blew the airlock.

I guess if you 1) pitch on a 1) full yeast cake, 2) add additional nutrients, 3) blow pure O2 for a couple of minutes, 4) add 5.5g of 1.120 wort, there might be some quick activity.

Durn. I was gonna change over to a blowoff after boil #2, but now I have a swamp in the bottom of my freezer. Yahoo, I love this ****.

 
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