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PoconoParadiso 09-13-2012 03:45 AM

Curing Oak barrel with bourbon
I'm thinking about buying a 5 gallon oak barrel but really want a bourbon barrel. Is it possible/effective to cure a new oak barrel with let's say a 1.75 l bottle of Knob Creek?

kingwood-kid 09-13-2012 05:45 AM

Bourbon gets most of its flavor when the alcohol extracts things from the charred oak. If your barrel is made of charred oak, your beer will taste bourbon-esque.

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