Author Topic: Cask  (Read 534 times)

Offline bassriverbrewer

  • Cellarman
  • **
  • Posts: 58
    • View Profile
Cask
« on: May 12, 2010, 09:20:53 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.

Offline bonjour

  • Administrator
  • Senior Brewmaster
  • *****
  • Posts: 1771
  • Troy, MI, 37mi, 60.9deg AR
    • View Profile
Re: Cask
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2010, 10:05:38 AM »
use cubes,  pull when sampling indicates you have the taste you desire.

Fred
Fred Bonjour
Co-Chair Mashing in Michigan 2014 AHA Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan
AHA Governing Committee; AHA Conference, Club Support & Web Subcommittees



Everything under 1.100 is a 'session' beer ;)

Offline hopfenundmalz

  • Official Poobah of No Life.
  • *
  • Posts: 4524
  • Milford, MI
    • View Profile
Re: Cask
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2010, 05:00:48 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.

Jeff Rankert
Ann Arbor Brewers Guild, AHA Member, BJCP Certified
Home-brewing, not just a hobby, it is a lifestyle!