I've got a 1.040 Lemongrass wit
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I'd go with the 1 time used bourbon barrel.The SBL has used an apple brandy barrel for a Belgian Triple. That was a 2-3 time use before we got it.
why would you want to cellar a fresh hopped IPA? that makes no sense to me. Celebration is one of my favorite beers- to be drunk each season during that season. would you drink a 10+ year old version of your own fresh hopped IPA?
The only two commercially made Christmas beers I truly enjoy and will go out of my way to stock up on are Celebration and Samichlaus. There are a few others I find "pretty good", but these two I've mentioned are the only ones I find to be as satisfying as a good homebrewed one.
Regarding Samichlaus, one year I found a bottle I had unintentionally tucked away...it was in a corner of a basement cupboard for more than 7 years (and possibly as much as 10). It was in remarkable shape and smooth as silk. I don't think I would intentionally buy Samiclaus to cellar it since I enjoy it quite a bit in its original bottling year, but it was interesting to discover how well a filtered strong beer can hold up after so many years.
Really? I heard The Shack was gone. This is supposed to be before/after pics.
Only 2 more weeks til my garage/brewery has my furniture out of it and I can brew again! Assuming I remember how!
I hear there's a guy on the internet who has a site for cheap & easy brewing
There's some Centennials in the freezer just screaming to get out into some hot water. I think I'll oblige Sunday.