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Old 03-08-2010, 07:03 PM   #1
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Jun 2009
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I'm boiling down a barley wine from 9 gallons to 5.5 gallons right now, and I have it at a vigorous boil. Should I be worried about scorching when it gets close to five gallons as the sugar content builds up? If so, how can I avoid it?

I'm boiling in a keggle with a turkey fryer if it makes any difference.

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Old 03-08-2010, 11:31 PM   #2
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No problem. The wort will caramelize some, but I doubt that will be a problem in a barley wine.
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