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Offline bassriverbrewer

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Barley wine storage temp
« 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?
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Offline chezteth

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Re: Barley wine storage temp
« Reply #1 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.

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Re: Barley wine storage temp
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2010, 08:49:46 PM »
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Basement for sure.
Mark Tumarkin
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