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Old 02-04-2011, 12:20 PM   #11
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I've never used smaller barrels, although we may do something in a 30 gallon rye barrel from a new/local nano distillery. I think you'd be fine leaving it for a "normal" amount of time, just give it a taste every few months and pull it if it starts getting too much oak/vinegar.

You could get a group together to fill a big barrel, that's how we started out and the results have been great.

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Old 02-04-2011, 05:28 PM   #12
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oldsock thanks for the heads up.

I'll get a wine thief this week and taste test it. Its sitting on 5 months or so.
Barnyard is very apprent in the nose on this barrel along with nose mango tropical fruit sort of odors.

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