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Golddiggie 01-03-2013 03:44 AM

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Got some pieces of a Makers Mark 46 barrel before xmas from a good friend.

First picture is of them as they arrived (the shorter piece is what I cut to get the three pieces in the second picture).
Second picture is after they've been sitting in an ounce, or two, of MM46 for several days. I cut the pieces off of the larger one (after sanding the outside), then toasted all sides that were not already. Poured enough MM46 to mostly cover the bottom of the container then placed the pieces in it. After tying the butchers twine to them of course (drilled the hole before toasting). Planning on dropping 1-3 of them into a batch of mead I made last year that needs more flavor added (or did last time I checked). Before I add them, I'll sample the batch though. If the mead has improved enough over the past several months, then I might just add one piece. Otherwise, up to all three could go in. I'm also thinking about adding some to the 15%+ barleywine when it goes to aging vessel.

BTW, I seriously doubt anything harmful could survive a soak in 40%+ alcohol. Also, MM46 is 94 proof, so 47% ABV.


Golddiggie 01-03-2013 03:44 AM

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Got some pieces of a Makers Mark 46 barrel before xmas from a good friend.

First picture is of them as they arrived (the shorter piece is what I cut to get the three pieces in the second picture).
Second picture is after they've been sitting in an ounce, or two, of MM46 for several days. I cut the pieces off of the larger one (after sanding the outside), then toasted all sides that were not already. Poured enough MM46 to mostly cover the bottom of the container then placed the pieces in it. After tying the butchers twine to them of course (drilled the hole before toasting). Planning on dropping 1-3 of them into a batch of mead I made last year that needs more flavor added (or did last time I checked). Before I add them, I'll sample the batch though. If the mead has improved enough over the past several months, then I might just add one piece. Otherwise, up to all three could go in. I'm also thinking about adding some to the 15%+ barleywine when it goes to aging vessel.

BTW, I seriously doubt anything harmful could survive a soak in 40%+ alcohol. Also, MM46 is 94 proof, so 47% ABV.


bottlebomber 01-03-2013 04:11 AM

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Originally Posted by zachattack
Woah woah woah... Knob Creek is a decent bourbon (a little too sweet for me), but there's no way it's top shelf.
There's better whiskey for the money IMO.. Like this

Realispatt 01-05-2013 12:53 AM

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Think I will soak some oak in this.

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