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Old 04-04-2012, 05:48 PM   #1
Nov 2011
lancaster, pa
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I brewed up a barley wine 2 weeks ago. Added 1 lb DME / fig puree when fermentation slowed.
I'm going to add figs to the secondary. I was just planning on quartering them and letting them sit in some vodka.
I guess my question is, is there any point in dry hopping a barley wine? If most of the hops flavor fades after the first few months anyway.
Should I not dry hop if I'm adding the figs?
Should I only let it sit on the figs in the secondary for 1-2 months and then force carb in keg / bottle and let it sit for another 4 months to age in bottles?
That was my plan, just asking for any advice / input.
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Old 04-04-2012, 05:57 PM   #2
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If you feel the barley wine will be good to drink young, I say dry hop it. If there is some alcohol heat or something and you plan on letting it sit in the bottles for a long time, it may not be worth it.

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