If ya finally found an Oak Barrel that had red wine last held
against the wood?
If the barrel was brett free, and you just wanted to start with the Oak
flavorings, would you put like a blond belgian in the thing ....
the wine would impart a nice color and flavor to the beer...then in the interest
of keeping the barrel full so the wood did not dry, remove an aged 5 gallons at a time
and replace it with a like colored beer until the color naturally darkened....
at which time you perhaps would introduce brett...and repeat the process letting
the brett beer age out harvesting 5 gallons at a time for consumption and replacing
the liquid with fresh wort....
My personal desire is to fabricate a great cherry saison...and this remains a work
in progress. All input is appreciated. i.e. what type of brett to use to accentuate cherry
flavors, what is a good source for sour cherry pulp and fruit???
The Cherry pit/ almond flavor aspect is highly appealing to me.
I am really liking the idea of this process. But am unsure of the tried and true methods