So as a result of someone getting me an awesome birthday present, I currently have a 2 liter barrel filled with rye whiskey. It's approaching the point where I want to bottle and here's what I was considering doing with it:
Batch vol: 3.5 gal
Anticipated OG: 1.074
2# 2-row Pale 21.9%
0.75# Caramel 120L 6.9%
0.6# Chocolate Malt 4.9%
0.35# Carapils 3.2%
0.35# Peated Malt 3.7%
3.5# Pilsen Light DME 59.3%
I haven't decided on hops yet, but I was thinking bittering + Willamette or something else earthy to 60ish IBU
I would rack to the barrel after primary, then blend it 50/50 with a portion of the batch, ending up with about 2 gal of an imperial smoked porter and 1 gal rye whiskey aged.
Any thoughts? I've never barrel aged anything or made a smoked porter, so any advice is welcome.