Noob (or should I say Knob) question. Do you dilute the whiskey, buy enough to fill the 5 gallon barrel or keep sloshing a smaller amount around to keep the barrel moist?turned out there was a good deal on Knob Creek 100 proof which I like so went with that.
That was exactly what I was going to suggest. Very reasonably priced 100 proof bourbon that tasted nice for the price. That's what I used to keep my 5 gallon barrel usable before the stout I put in it.