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Title: Manhattan used barrels
Post by: ethalacker on August 11, 2012, 06:01:14 PM
So at work we aged some manhattans in a new charred barrel.  I could grab one and use it for beer.  So what effect will the sweet vermouth have on a beer?
Title: Re: Manhattan used barrels
Post by: tschmidlin on August 13, 2012, 07:47:51 AM
I'm not sure what you're asking.  It will change the flavor . . . what other effect are you worried about?
Title: Re: Manhattan used barrels
Post by: ethalacker on August 13, 2012, 01:23:47 PM
I guess I am asking, How much do you think the sweet vermouth will come through?  Would it be worth it to try and use the barrel?
Title: Re: Manhattan used barrels
Post by: Joe Sr. on August 13, 2012, 02:14:57 PM
Definitely worth it.  How large is the barrel?
Title: Re: Manhattan used barrels
Post by: ethalacker on August 13, 2012, 06:38:49 PM
It's just a 10L barrel.  And we used Redemption Rye and Cocchi Di Torino sweet vermouth.
Title: Re: Manhattan used barrels
Post by: Joe Sr. on August 13, 2012, 07:03:00 PM
Nice.  A rye Manhattan is the best Manhattan.

FWIW, I've noticed that adding whiskey to beer adds sweetness.  You'll likely pick up some of that re-using the barrel so keep that in mind.