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Wm John Ivey (12.72.94.44)
Posted on Tuesday, December 23, 2003 - 02:29 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Well, two weeks have now past since I have attempted to reproduce Denny's award-winning barley wine. My O.G. hit 1.11 and the second running were 1.06 for 10 gallons of potentially awesome brew. The BW actually started bubbling 30 minutes after introducing oxygen, and popped the airlock in 3( Thank god I had a blow off tube handy). The gravities right now are BW 1.02 and the 2nd at 1.012. I will rack the second to another carboy, but should I do anything to the BW before putting into a secondary? I recieved alot of advise :) at the brew-off on what yeast to use in the secondary to kick start it back up, to do nothing till bottling. What do the Masters of Barley Wine do? Any advise good or not so good will be greatly taken. By the way the sample was sweet, sightly thick and pronounce alchol bite.
Thanks
John
 

Bill Pierce (24.141.63.119)
Posted on Tuesday, December 23, 2003 - 03:17 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You're doing well, John. The important thing now is patience. Leave the BW in secondary for 4-5 months before bottling. Pitch additional yeast (I recommend rehydrated champagne yeast) at bottling and try to keep your hands off the stuff for the better part of a year (it's a struggle, I know). You will be greatly rewarded.
 

chumley (199.92.192.126)
Posted on Tuesday, December 23, 2003 - 04:06 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

>>What do the Masters of Barley Wine do?

Speak in slurred tongues, thinking that we are incredibly attractive to the opposite sex. Much like Joe Namath on the sidelines of the Jets-Patriots game yesterday.

>>Any advise good or not so good will be greatly taken.

If you're taken the not-so-good advice, then e-mail me privately, I will provide an address to mail me a six-pack of your BW. Then I will e-mail you back detailed tasting notes and advice on how to make the next batch better.
 

Brew Labs (150.159.224.8)
Posted on Tuesday, December 23, 2003 - 01:52 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

where can i get a copy of this recipe?
 

Mike A. (128.173.139.227)
Posted on Tuesday, December 23, 2003 - 02:53 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Old Stoner
 

Denny Conn (63.114.138.2)
Posted on Tuesday, December 23, 2003 - 04:47 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Don't do anything but rack to secondary...you're right on target! If you screw up my BW recipe, I'm comin' for ya! :)
 

Walt Fischer (24.221.196.114)
Posted on Tuesday, December 23, 2003 - 05:07 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ohh yea.. the old stoner is coming after ya....
Right after this little nap....

zzzzzz...

heh :)
Walt
 

Wm John Ivey (66.238.8.34)
Posted on Tuesday, December 23, 2003 - 05:47 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Don't worry Denny, with this beer I plan to make your name known all over the world. I have applied to star on the next survior show and I will talk about Old Stoner every chance I get and then serve it on the Finale show. What yah think about that :)
John
 

Denny Conn (63.114.138.2)
Posted on Tuesday, December 23, 2003 - 06:32 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

John, in that case, I might actually break down and watch Survivor! :)
 

Matt Walker (66.93.135.151)
Posted on Tuesday, December 23, 2003 - 11:37 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

1.110 -> 1.012?! Yowza! That's scary!
 

Guy C (67.169.98.103)
Posted on Wednesday, December 24, 2003 - 07:03 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

If I read it right, it sounds like the 1.06(0?) second runnings hit 1.012, and the 1.11(0?) bw is at 1.02(0?).

I'd love to see a homebrewer get on Survivor. If you could find a way to make some type of reasonably tasty alcoholic beverage while there, no one that drank would want to vote you off!
 

Walt Fischer (24.221.196.114)
Posted on Wednesday, December 24, 2003 - 09:30 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

1.110 to 1.012 isnt scary.. its perfect :)
5 gallons of my Golden Belgian made it from 1.111 to 1.011.... 13.4% :)
Took almost 4 months to make it :)

BrewON!
Walt
 

chumley (65.102.120.89)
Posted on Thursday, December 25, 2003 - 05:54 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Question, Walt: For your beer to reach that degree of attentuation in 4 months, how much of that is spent in the primary, and how much in the secondary?

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