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Old 11-16-2013, 11:27 PM   #1
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Has anyone ever fermented/aged in an actual bourbon barrel? I have access to a couple, and I'm interested in trying, but not sure if it will even work?

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Old 11-16-2013, 11:33 PM   #2
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Has anyone ever fermented/aged in an actual bourbon barrel? I have access to a couple, and I'm interested in trying, but not sure if it will even work?
It will work. What size are they?
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Old 11-25-2013, 09:52 PM   #3
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Isn't this how Beatification is made at russian river? It spends one day in the coolship, then transferred to barrels to finish fermenting and aging. Substitute the coolship/spontaneous fermentation for a starter, and you should be fine. Only issue maybe is headspace. If you're aging it you want it pretty full so it doesnt oxidize as much. Im assuming this is why a lot of the images ive seen from breweries, the barrels are gushing during Primary fermentation. You could probably rig up a blow off though?

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