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Offline Joseph524

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Barrel conditioning a Barley Wine Temp
« on: March 14, 2015, 10:23:09 PM »
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I have a barley wine that I will be putting in a 53 gallon Bourbon Barrel. I am wondering what will happen it the barrel gets anywhere from 60 to 85 degrees. This would be stored in my shop and doors open. March now and will age 6 months. I see 60 is best. Thoughts please

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Re: Barrel conditioning a Barley Wine Temp
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2015, 09:39:23 AM »
Wow that's a lot of barley wine!  Is this a club brew or did you brew that much solo?

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Re: Barrel conditioning a Barley Wine Temp
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2015, 03:46:16 PM »
In a 53 gallon barrel you aren't going to see that much change in temperature due to the volume of beer. You might see movement of a few degrees during the day and then dropping back off over night. Nothing to be alarmed about.
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Re: Barrel conditioning a Barley Wine Temp
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2015, 04:43:28 PM »
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Yes it was with guys from the brew club I am in. We have a black IPA coming out next weekend. And will be filling back up with the barley wine. I would like to leave at my shop over the summer but was thinking 90's during the day might not be good for the beer. I can move to my basement and that would be around 68 constant

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Re: Barrel conditioning a Barley Wine Temp
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2015, 05:25:03 PM »
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Yes it was with guys from the brew club I am in. We have a black IPA coming out next weekend. And will be filling back up with the barley wine. I would like to leave at my shop over the summer but was thinking 90's during the day might not be good for the beer. I can move to my basement and that would be around 68 constant

If the basement with a constant temp is an option it is def preferable.
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Re: Barrel conditioning a Barley Wine Temp
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2015, 10:25:51 PM »
Hello
Yes it was with guys from the brew club I am in. We have a black IPA coming out next weekend. And will be filling back up with the barley wine. I would like to leave at my shop over the summer but was thinking 90's during the day might not be good for the beer. I can move to my basement and that would be around 68 constant

If the basement with a constant temp is an option it is def preferable.
+1... do it before you fill it!!!