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Old 12-06-2008, 03:57 AM   #1
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One month old and I kegged it at 1.022. Force-carbed a couple liters and after a glass...

Pretty damn drinkable as it is. Not too sweet- spritzy and very hoppy and bitter. The 4oz of Special B is in there somewhere. The product of a three or four hour boil- I forget.

I'll counter pressure fill bottles in six months or so as long as I can keep my hands off it! I could certainly serve this now.

I'm gonna get me another glass in a few...

 
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Old 12-06-2008, 04:13 AM   #2
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Let it sit for at least six months and you will be pleasantly surprised. I find that barleywines really come into their own after six to nine months.

 
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Old 12-06-2008, 06:38 AM   #3
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There is nothing like a year or two old barleywine. Put a few bottles aside and forget about them. Trust me, it's worth the strain on your willpower.

 
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Old 12-07-2008, 03:49 AM   #4
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Agreed. I made a barleywine 5 years ago and still have one bottle left. Haven't touched it, been sitting in the fridge for about a year. The longer you can let it age, the happier you will be.

 
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Old 12-07-2008, 10:10 AM   #5
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seems to be the case with other heavier beers as well. I enjoy my porters most after they have aged at LEAST 6 months (and they just keep getting smoother). Haven't tried making a barleywine yet
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Old 02-17-2009, 06:24 AM   #6
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Yep Porters and Stouts require extended conditioning IMO to smooth and meld those flavors. If I get something like Rogue's Shakespeare stout I'm ecstatic!

 
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