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reccomendation for barrel
« on: November 06, 2012, 02:41:21 PM »
I just found out that a family of a friend owns a barrel company. He can get me charred oak barrels. I can buy new ones, used 1 time and used 2 times. Also there are used with bourbon, whiskey, tequila an rum. I was thinking a 1 time used barrel of whiskey or bourbon. Any thoughts? I want it for imperial stout.

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Re: reccomendation for barrel
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2012, 02:46:11 PM »
I'd go with the 1 time used bourbon barrel.

Example:  http://odellbrewing.com/beer/bourbon-barrel-stout/
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Re: reccomendation for barrel
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2012, 03:31:20 PM »
If you get a new barrel or a used barrel that has been recharred, you wouldn't get any liquor flavor I imagine.  On the other hand, you would get plenty of the sweet, dark char flavor.
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Re: reccomendation for barrel
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2012, 02:22:29 PM »
The best beer I ever made was an Imperial Stout aged in a whiskey barrel. The whiskey came out on Monday and we had the beer in it on the following Friday.
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Re: reccomendation for barrel
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2012, 03:13:54 PM »
I'd go with the 1 time used bourbon barrel.

Example:  http://odellbrewing.com/beer/bourbon-barrel-stout/
The SBL has used an apple brandy barrel for a Belgian Triple.  That was a 2-3 time use before we got it.
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Re: reccomendation for barrel
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2013, 12:45:28 PM »
Bourbon's been done to death, try the rum barrel.  I'd expect there would be some nice complementary flavors in there.
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Re: reccomendation for barrel
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2013, 09:14:54 AM »
I used a 1 time used bourbon barrel from Woodenville Whiskey Co. for an Imperial Stout, absolutly the best beer I have made to date, (and I have made quite a few).
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