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my current dipa in a wooden barrel.....
« on: May 03, 2010, 11:37:31 AM »






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Re: my current dipa in a wooden barrel.....
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2010, 11:46:12 AM »
Keep us posted...looking good.....I wonder just how you plan to get samples
of the beer as it ages? What is your plan/method?
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Re: my current dipa in a wooden barrel.....
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2010, 11:58:34 AM »
Keep us posted...looking good.....I wonder just how you plan to get samples
of the beer as it ages? What is your plan/method?

i did a regular ipa in there just before christmas and i let stay in there about 12 days.   the barrel had just had some balcones blue corn whiskey in it, so it probably picked up some flavor from that. 

i'm doubting i get as much whiskey from it this time as it has been filled with distilled water and campden tablets for about three months or so.

i plan on letting it sit in there for about three or four weeks and then i'm going to bottle some and keg the rest.

i'll keep the thread updated.

the last beer that went in there was about 7%.  this one is closer to 11%.
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Re: my current dipa in a wooden barrel.....
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2010, 10:19:04 PM »
I'd like a bbl like that.... ;D

Actually, I have one like that....I would have to brew my A@@ off to
fill another...lol
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Re: my current dipa in a wooden barrel.....
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2010, 07:22:05 AM »
I'd like a bbl like that.... ;D

Actually, I have one like that....I would have to brew my A@@ off to
fill another...lol


it's only 5.25 gallons.
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Re: my current dipa in a wooden barrel.....
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2010, 07:35:03 AM »
Thats purdy!  Perfect size for homebrewing!   8)

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Re: my current dipa in a wooden barrel.....
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2010, 08:47:21 AM »
I'd like a bbl like that.... ;D

Actually, I have one like that....I would have to brew my A@@ off to
fill another...lol


it's only 5.25 gallons.
I was refering more to the EX contents...rather than the size.... ;)
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Re: my current dipa in a wooden barrel.....
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2010, 09:37:38 PM »

i'll keep the thread updated.


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Re: my current dipa in a wooden barrel.....
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2010, 01:27:38 PM »

i'll keep the thread updated.



sorry!  i kegged some of it (which is gone) and i bottled some of it (maybe five bottles left). 

the beer picked up ALOT of oak goodness...  actually it picked up so much so as to almost not resemble a barrel aged double ipa as the oak really covered up the hops in the nose.  the taste was still pretty hoppy, but there was much oak character as well.

next time i'll cut the time down from six to three weeks.  i have a double ipa right now that i'm going to put in it over the weekend and then keg it for emerald coast beer fest.

as far as the beer in the first post goes, think more oaked arrogant bastard, but with more citrusy hops.

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