What is the condition of the barrels? I'm interested but got a little concerned when reading the following about using rum barrels.
Rum distillers generally store barrels on their ends when filled rather than their sides, and many are stored outdoors, exposed to the elements. As a result, finding rum barrels for aging beer is a challenge, said Matt Licklider, director of brewing. And unlike bourbon distillers who use barrels only once, rum distillers generally re-use their barrels until they fall apart and are no longer usable.
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