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Offline bassriverbrewer

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« on: May 12, 2010, 10:20:53 am »
Does anyone know areliable source for a 5 liter white oak cask?  I want to try aging a Barley wine in wood but don't want to risk a 5 gallon batch.  My local store only has 5 gallon and up barrels.

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Re: Cask
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2010, 11:05:38 am »
use cubes,  pull when sampling indicates you have the taste you desire.

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Offline hopfenundmalz

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Re: Cask
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2010, 06:00:48 am »
Fred is right, use the cubes ot other oak items.

Since there is the same amount of parts and labor in putting together a small cask or a big one, the price difference is the materials.  If you have priced barrels, a 5 gallon is not that different from a 60.  A used 60 is cheaper than a new 5.

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