I brewed my first BarleyWine on 10/27, and it's still fermenting away (cooler temps to get something great from WLP099). Target is in the area of 15.3% (maybe higher) ABV. My plan is to leave it in primary until I know it's 100% finished fermenting. Then, transfer to one of my aging vessels, onto oak cubes, for X months before transferring to corny kegs to carbonate. I'm planning to bottle some once carbonated, to both age that way and give people (375ml Belgian bottles). While I could carbonate with priming solution, I don't want the extra sediment in the bottles.
I might transfer to a second aging vessel for this batch. It all depends on how it is when I check on it.
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On Tap: Caramel Ale, Mocha Porter II, MO SMaSH IPA
Waiting/Carbonating: 12.5% Wee Honey II, 8.9% Old Ale, English Brown Ale, Lickah ESB, Mocha Porter II
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On Deck: Caramel Ale
Mead [bottled]:Oaked Wildflower Traditional, Mocha Madness, Blackberry Melomel, maple wine