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Old 09-08-2011, 10:33 PM   #1
Dec 2010
milwaukee, WI
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Quick question, has anyone ever aged a barleywine in a 5 gallon torched oak barrel or for that matter on a bed of oak chips in a fermenter. Did it taste good? Just had the thought, I heard that a good BW can be aged 25 years or more. not that it would make it that long but id like to try for a couple years.

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Old 09-08-2011, 10:36 PM   #2
Jun 2010
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A little oak goes a long way.

I like a slight taste of oak, but it is easy to over do it.

Do some research.

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Old 09-09-2011, 12:22 AM   #3
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Binghamton, NY
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It would have to be a very well used oak barrel to fill it for years and wind up with a drinkable product. I'd imagine it would only take a few days to acquire enough oak flavor in a new barrel.

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