So, is there agreement as to whether inoculating is even necessary?
A friend is giving me a freshly-emptied wine barrel in a few weeks.
I'm planning to fill it completely with a wit beer for a long secondary fermentation.
Seems to me like washing it out or scraping it would defeat the purpose of using the wine barrel, but maybe I'm being naive.
I'm thinking something in the family of DFH Red and White, but not a clone.
(I don't mind if it's a little funky.)