I have the 1 gallon bomber barley wine kit fermenting. It’s been about two weeks now so time to do something.
Looking at the recipe for the 5 gallon kit, it says put it in a secondary for 4 to 5 months before bottling, but the 1 gallon kit says bottle it after about 2 weeks in the primary. Shouldn’t the fermentation plan be about the same for the 1 gallon or 5 gallon kit? I know barley wine likes a lot of time to condition. Will it do just as well in bottles if I add a little extra sugar for yeast food?
Also, a related question. I was planning to add regular priming sugar, but I thought maybe some maple syrup would add a nice flavor. Has anyone tried maple syrup in a barley wine or imperial stout?