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Old 11-29-2013, 10:29 PM   #1
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I recently acquired a 3 gallon bourbon barrel and have an imperial stout aging in it now. I will taste it periodically to see how it is progressing. However, I was wondering who else out there has used a barrel of this size and has a time recommendation. My main concern is it may be a month before I am able to brew again, then a few weeks until the next beer is ready to go in the barrel. I want to avoid having the barrel empty for too long. Ideally I would want to drain the stout and put in the next beer, a scotch/wee heavy.

Any thoughts?

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Old 11-29-2013, 11:34 PM   #2
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I would brew up the wee heavy, after 3-4 weeks rip it off the yeast and into a secondary. When Stout is ready to come out the Wee Heavy will be ready to go in.

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