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Title: Wood/ Casks
Post by: bonjour on December 01, 2009, 09:03:53 PM
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Thoughts guys



David Beaver to me
show details 2:51 PM (1 hour ago)


Fred,
I was just down at Avery Brewery and looked around and found out that I don't know
Jack about Cask Beer....especially the Wood and nuances required for the proper methods
of handling that venue.
 I also learned that I would LIKE to know about this aspect of brewing.
 
I would love to see a catagory on the Forum about this aspect of brewing and It would
prove invaluable for ppl like myself.
 
Questions like...
Used barrel sources.
Used vs new wood bbls.
Closure methods for bbls.
Stave tightening...
flavor profiles from rum bbls, whiskey bbls, wine bbls,
How to tap your cask...
 
and on and on....
 
Thanks for any assistance.
 
Dave
Title: Re: Wood/ Casks
Post by: hamiltont on December 01, 2009, 09:26:06 PM
I did a little research on Cask Conditioned Real Ale a while back.  Here are some links I kept if that helps...

http://www.merseycamra.org.uk/page5/page15/page15.html
http://www.cask-ale.co.uk/us/
http://bannerbeer.com/whs/product_info.php?products_id=122
http://www.brewingtechniques.com/library/backissues/issue1.4/cantwell.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cask_ale
http://www.cask-ale.co.uk/realale2.html
http://www.cask-ale.co.uk/us/realale3.html
http://www.ballardsbrewery.org.uk/page28.html
http://www.plastickegsamerica.com/
http://www.plastickegsamerica.com/content/pdf/product_firkin.pdf
http://www.merseycamra.org.uk/page5/page15/page15.html
http://www.ukbrewing.com/
Title: Re: Wood/ Casks
Post by: 1vertical on December 02, 2009, 05:54:04 AM
Thanks for getting some discussion going on this Fred.
Thank you hamiltont for those links...that should be a start.
My angle was that it would be nice to have a header and topic zone for this information
that could grow as information by posters was discussed.
just my .02 cents
Title: Re: Wood/ Casks
Post by: denny on December 02, 2009, 04:55:08 PM
Personally I don't think we need an area just for barrel aged beers.  Why not just discuss it in the general area?
Title: Re: Wood/ Casks
Post by: 1vertical on December 03, 2009, 05:43:10 PM
My thoughts are that it would be a good easy access area to find information on
Cooper Craftmanship and the use of the end wooden product(s).  It is so different
from methods of modern times i.e. Stainless Cornelius and the like.

If not mistaken, it is seeing a resurgence of interest and practice in many locations
by many current modern brewerys.

Perhaps it would be well suited as a Sub-topic area under the main header of Kegs??
Title: Re: Wood/ Casks
Post by: 1vertical on December 05, 2009, 08:58:56 PM
Check this out..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zi3a_CtVuSw&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zi3a_CtVuSw&feature=related)
Title: Re: Wood/ Casks
Post by: hamiltont on December 05, 2009, 10:17:03 PM
WOW!!  Sure beats the heck outa oak chips, ehhh?  Very NICE!!!!