HBT 2015 Big Giveaway - Enter Now

Huge Supporting Membership Discounts - 20% Off

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > Cask
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-08-2013, 02:14 AM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 62
Liked 5 Times on 4 Posts

Default Cask

Anyone ever do anything with a cask? I have drank beers out if them before at bar or festival but thought about buying one for homebrew.


jdhasse is offline
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-08-2013, 03:05 AM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: , NY
Posts: 832
Liked 80 Times on 62 Posts
Likes Given: 16


Wife bought me one when I started brewing. 5 gal, new oak.

Here is what Ive done with it...

I soaked it and put an imperial ipa in it for 2 weeks. Was a kit beer, came out pretty good. Than I rinsed it out, drained it, an added a handle of Jim beam.

LeT that sit for 2 weeks, drained the bourbon back to the bottle and but my holiday ale in there for 2 months. Came out pretty strong on the bourbon flavor, people either love it or hate it. Rinsed again and put the bourbon from the bottle back in there, for about 6 weeks this time.

Drained that back to the bottle, gave the cask a star San rinse, and filled with 5 gallons barley wine that had spent 30 days in primary. Also bottled 3 bombers of the barley wine. Planning to leave this in cask 8 months. After 2 4 and 6 months will open bung and top off with one of the bombers.. After 8 months will bottle.

Not sure what comes next. Thinking RIS.

eric19312 is offline
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Quick Reply
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale - Wanted: Cask pin or 5 gallon cask bagchi3 For Sale 4 05-03-2012 04:40 PM
is this a keg/cask mashup Equipment/Sanitation 13 05-05-2011 06:07 PM
Used Oak Cask Help amrmedic Equipment/Sanitation 22 03-17-2011 01:05 AM
Oak Cask Wyrmwood Bottling/Kegging 1 01-26-2011 05:37 PM
but was it cask ale? Zymurgrafi General Beer Discussion 4 07-21-2007 11:14 PM

Newest Threads