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Old 08-19-2008, 07:14 PM   #1
Jun 2008
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So i'm wanting to try some kind of a bourbon ale. I love bourbon and i love beer and i've just recently heard of a bourbon barrell porter. Does anyone have or seen a good recipe for a bourbon ale i can make. I've only done extract kits so i'm wondering if this might be my break into all grain. If anyone has any info please put it in terms that an idiot could understand (i'll need it that way). Well thanks to everybody for the help.


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Old 08-19-2008, 07:44 PM   #2
Jan 2008
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You may already be talking about it, but Northern Brewer does a Bourbon Barrell porter kit - extract or all grain.

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Old 08-19-2008, 08:23 PM   #3
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Old 08-19-2008, 08:50 PM   #4
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Give this a shot.
I've made it several times and it's been a hands down winner every time.
THe way I did the bourbon barrel part was I took a 18 x 2 x 1" oak stave and charred up really well with my propane torch. I then put it into a big enough cylinder and soaked it with Wild Turkey for quite some time. At least as long as primary fermentation, but the longer the better.
Then racked off the yeast into a cornie keg and dropped in the oak stave. The beer sat in this stage for about 2-3 months.
Then removed the oak, and bottled it up.

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Old 08-20-2008, 08:41 AM   #5
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I have an extract and specialty grain Oak Aged Bourbon Porter recipe. As a coincident I just tasted my 20 month old batch today. My 8 month old batch is still in secondary until next month.
On Tap -
  1. 3 year old Oak Aged Bourbon Porter
  2. Irish Red Rye
  3. Robust Porter
  4. Russian Imperial Stout
  5. Mirror Pond Clone dry hopped with Citra
  6. Mirror Pond Clone dry hopped with Centennial
Primary - Nada
Secondary -
From man's sweat and God's love, beer came into the world. -- Saint Arnoldus

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Old 08-20-2008, 04:56 PM   #6
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I'm brewing NB's Bourbon Barrel porter on Friday

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Old 08-20-2008, 05:08 PM   #7
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wow... yet another beer to brew
I collect magnetic bottle openers... so if you see something nice......

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