Big Mountain Barley Wine (Homebrewers Outpost Kit) - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Big Mountain Barley Wine (Homebrewers Outpost Kit)

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-13-2013, 08:35 PM   #1
zepp1116
Recipes 
 
Jan 2013
Posts: 2


Hey, I've been fermenting my Big Mountain Barley Wine for a week, checked the gravity and everything seems normal. Anyone have any advice or suggestions on how long this type of beer should ferment for? I had a kit from homebrewers outpost before that offered vague instructions on how long to ferment, and my bottles exploded (possibly not done fermenting?)! Thanks

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2013, 10:23 PM   #2
frazier
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Recipes 
 
Dec 2009
illinois
Posts: 1,883
Liked 159 Times on 135 Posts


Can you give a few details? What was the OG? What's it at now?

There is no printed timetable for "how long to ferment". You ferment until it is done. The bigger the beer, the more cautious you should be about rushing it into bottles. It is done when the gravity is stable over a period of days, but as a practical matter it often pays to wait.

FWIW, I rarely bottle earlier than four weeks.
__________________
~
"Anything worth doing, is worth doing slowly." ~~ Mae West

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2013, 12:39 AM   #3
zepp1116
Recipes 
 
Jan 2013
Posts: 2

The Original Gravity was 1.080. The gravity after a week of fermentation is 1.024. I planned on letting it ferment longer and periodically check the gravity. The instructions with the kit said that the beer should be ready in 7-10 days or after the gravity was stable. After some research I was skeptical about the 7-10 days. Thanks.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2013, 01:18 AM   #4
divrguy
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
divrguy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Dec 2011
, California
Posts: 1,254
Liked 93 Times on 83 Posts


That's a good size beer. A 3-4 week wait will only improve it.
__________________
Dive Often! Play Hard and Have a homeBrew!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2013, 02:25 AM   #5
divrguy
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
divrguy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Dec 2011
, California
Posts: 1,254
Liked 93 Times on 83 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by zepp1116
Hey, I've been fermenting my Big Mountain Barley Wine for a week, checked the gravity and everything seems normal. Anyone have any advice or suggestions on how long this type of beer should ferment for? I had a kit from homebrewers outpost before that offered vague instructions on how long to ferment, and my bottles exploded (possibly not done fermenting?)! Thanks
BTW, have you had the original? I've been looking for a good barleywine kit to try since I've never had a barleywine.
__________________
Dive Often! Play Hard and Have a homeBrew!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2013, 02:32 AM   #6
ShepFL
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
ShepFL's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jun 2012
Sanderson, FL
Posts: 319
Liked 50 Times on 28 Posts


I had a goofed up AG LHMS that came in at 1.092 (wife helped by adding 1/2 gal of LME). Let it sit for 4 wks on primary finished at 1.022
Dang good beer but took a while. I have it sitting in corny still aging as it is pretty sweet. I pull 1 or 2 a wx just to savor it.
Take your time and let it finish on its own time. FWIW I had to double pitch yeast to keep it moving.
__________________
Be the person you would want as a friend because at the end of the game the King and Pawn go in the same box.

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mountain Dew Wine slowjerk Wine Recipes 2 08-23-2012 02:19 PM
Homebrewers outpost spurcrazy Extract Brewing 1 02-09-2011 11:42 PM
Homebrewers Outpost Kits Conan4480 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 3 01-26-2011 03:41 PM
Homebrewers Outpost Pumpkin Spice - Any Opinion zJ0n Extract Brewing 0 10-19-2010 04:37 PM
What makes a Barley wine.........well a Barley wine instead of a strong beer kkocher13 General Beer Discussion 5 01-08-2010 05:06 AM


Forum Jump