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Old 04-07-2010, 07:32 PM   #1
Mar 2010
Western Colorado
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Has anyone ever tried making a barleywine from a malt extract beer kit? (Are there any barleywine kits?)

I've tried some commercial barleywines lately that are really good. I'm thinking of getting a lightly hopped ale kit, add extra malt and maybe a bit of fruit like peaches, even a little spice like cinnamon and clove. I'd add sugar to make a 12% brew and change to a wyeast or champagne yeast that will ferment to the higher alchohol levels. I'd add oak cubes and age it in the carboy for a year or so....

What do you think? Could it be done and come out well? Any suggestions?

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Old 04-07-2010, 08:37 PM   #2
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You might be better off buying an extract barleywine kit and modify that. If you look around, you might even be able to find a clone kit of something you liked.

Regardless of what you decide, making a large starter or pitching multiple packets of dry yeast is an absolute must.
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Old 04-07-2010, 08:38 PM   #3
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Plenty of extract clone recipes out there. I'm fermenting a rough bigfoot clone right now that made it up to 10.5%, pitching on top of an existing yeast cake.
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Old 04-08-2010, 01:16 AM   #4
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My barleywine is the last extract I did, it wasn't a kit though.
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