For my anniversary, my wife got me the Woodinville Micro Barrel aging kit for whiskey, because I'm lucky and she's awesome! It's a 2L miniature barrel that holds two bottles of un-aged whiskey, so you can do tastings of it's progress and bottle it when you reach the desired flavor profile. Very cool!
My first thought upon receiving it was, "How can I age beer in this thing when I'm done!?"
So, any ideas?
My biggest questions are:
1). Increased surface area = accelerated aging time. Whiskey is done in a couple months, so how long should I age the beer?
2). Beer Style suggestions?
3). How do I prime such a small batch ( <2L ) when bottling?
4). Has anyone on here actually done this with a barrel this small?
Thanks, as always, for your collective wisdom!
P.S. Here's a link to the site, if you want to see it: http://www.woodinvillewhiskeyco.com/products/age-your-own-whiskey-kit/