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General Category => Kegging and Bottling => Topic started by: bassriverbrewer on December 12, 2010, 04:37:04 pm

Title: Barley wine storage temp
Post by: bassriverbrewer on December 12, 2010, 04:37:04 pm
I just bottled a barley wine of 10.5% alcohol that I forced carboonated.  What is the best temperature for long term storage?  I have six 22oz bottles I plan on opening once a year.  My cellar is 48 to 58 degrees from late fall to late spring a 62 to 68 over the summer.  Should I keep these in the fridge or let them age in the cellar?
Thanks
Title: Re: Barley wine storage temp
Post by: chezteth on December 12, 2010, 06:09:45 pm
I have similar basement temps that you do.  Ideally the 48-58 degree temps would be perfect for aging your barleywine.  I have left my barleywine at basement temp no matter what the temp was.  I think it will be fine at basement temp since it doesn't get warmer than 70 deg. F.
Title: Re: Barley wine storage temp
Post by: tumarkin on December 12, 2010, 08:49:46 pm
+1
Basement for sure.