I got one.
At least it should be on the way. Whiskey freshly pulled out. My only dilema is that I am still in Afghanistan and the barrel will be at my house in a week or so.
I have a beer at home that can go in it (Wheat Wine, OG 1.103 or so) and I think I can get a friend to come over and rack it in.
How long do I dare wait to fill up the newly drained barrel? How long to you think would be good to let the Wheat Wine age in it? I won't be able to taste test until I get home in June. Do you think 3 months will be too long?
I don't really want it filled up with water to begin with for fear of loosing all that whiskey flavor goodness. What have people's experiences been with the first round of these barrels?
Your responses are appreciated. Thanks.
« Last Edit: February 29, 2012, 12:30:01 PM by snowtiger87 »
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