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first brew attempt. the results


read 1347 times • 16 replies • posted 12/16/2012 6:20:59 AM

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giorgos 4
i just used the barrel for cooling down the beer after the 2 weeks of fermentation before adding them to the bottles. and i just added the extra sugar in there rather than straight to the bottles cause i was afraid
12/31/2012 10:25:11 AM

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BrianDorry55 333:6
My first batch was a big/expensive barleywine...Smelled amazing...Looked great...did not carbonate at all in the bottles. Woops.
1/12/2013 12:52:36 PM

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Quasimodo 217:
High abv beers that are aged for several months like a barleywine can benefit from adding some fresh yeast at bottling. Some people do this by default. I have been lucky using only sugar to carbonate the boozy beers, but I donít age them for very long before bottling and let them age in the bottle.
1/12/2013 1:08:30 PM

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lithy 2996:156
Originally posted by SpringsLicker
Originally posted by giorgos
i did not add sugar to the bottles. only to the pressure barrel


Pressure Barrel? What kind of system are you brewing with may I ask?


I had never heard of this before either, after some internet looking, it seems to be more of a European/British piece of homebrew hardware.

http://www.balliihoo.co.uk/images/barrel_system.png

It sounds like he just racked into it and then used it as a bottling bucket, but by the looks of things, you can also use it as a íkegí and carb the beer and serve directly from the barrel.
1/13/2013 6:49:03 AM

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TourDeBeer 116:
WOw interesting system
1/16/2013 2:31:26 AM

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Erlangernick 1:2
Bizarre to me is how Europeans seem to make wine in glass at home (sensibly), but then do beer in plastic (gak).
1/19/2013 6:58:56 AM

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