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Old 11-07-2011, 09:26 PM   #1
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Default 5 gallon rum barrel, can I switch it to a whiskey barrel?

I bought one of the charred five gallon rum barrels sold here on the forum. After a couple of beers being aged in there (refilling with a cup of rum when stored between batches), I would prefer to change it over to whiskey. Each time I put a cup of rum in there the barrel would absorb it over a month or so. That is why I thought it might work. Any thoughts?

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Old 11-07-2011, 09:28 PM   #2
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Sorry I can't answer your question but slightly can you store barrels dry but for a cup of liquor? I thought you had to keep them filled with something.

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Bourbon and whiskey almost always uses a new barrel (always with bourbon), whereas scotch, tequila, and rum will use once used bourbon barrels. Id say no or you will almost certainly pick up off flavors.

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Old 11-08-2011, 11:18 AM   #4
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Sorry I can't answer your question but slightly can you store barrels dry but for a cup of liquor? I thought you had to keep them filled with something.
Well i just put another beer in there for 5 days and it was empty essentially when i put it in b/c the rum had all absorbed. Im sure there is some shrinkage of the wood, but it didnt leak....
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