If i got a 55 gallon barrel and had an overly ambitious Flanders Red brew weekend (or invited friends) to get things started, could I take out 5 gallons at a time for my kegerator and add 5 gallons of young beer to it to keep it full?
The process I am thinking of is to brew the initial 55 gallons and ferment it for a period of time (not sure how long) in 11 5 gallon carboys (maybe 12 if I want an extra to top off as it ages). After it's finished fermenting, I would fill the barrel and let it age. Then, every 6 months, I would brew 5 gallons to add to the barrel and take 5 gallons out for my kegerator. It's a constant blending of young beer with old beer so I would think the flavor would be constantly changing and maturing. It's kind of a constant blending in the same barrel.
Would this work?