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Manhattan used barrels
« on: August 11, 2012, 11:01:14 AM »
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?
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Re: Manhattan used barrels
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2012, 12:47:51 AM »
I'm not sure what you're asking.  It will change the flavor . . . what other effect are you worried about?
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Re: Manhattan used barrels
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2012, 06:23:47 AM »
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?
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Re: Manhattan used barrels
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2012, 07:14:57 AM »
Definitely worth it.  How large is the barrel?
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Re: Manhattan used barrels
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2012, 11:38:49 AM »
It's just a 10L barrel.  And we used Redemption Rye and Cocchi Di Torino sweet vermouth.
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Re: Manhattan used barrels
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2012, 12:03:00 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.
It's all in the reflexes. - Jack Burton