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Old 01-19-2011, 11:12 PM   #1
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Default Fermenting in an old wine bucket

I bought this wine bucket for wine this past fall. It was some dark italian red. Anyways, I decided it's a bucket, food grade, let's ferment in it.

I am making an IPA with re-used 1056 yeast.

How concerned should I be that the krausen has a bit of purple to it?

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Old 01-20-2011, 12:53 AM   #2
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Wow, that's some tough wine, did you clean with oxyclean or pbw?

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Old 01-20-2011, 12:13 PM   #3
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Wow, that's some tough wine, did you clean with oxyclean or pbw?
It's a plastic bucket I cleaned with some oxyclean.
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and a baby.

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Seriously though. If your beer comes out with a slight wine flavor, I'd be interested to see what effect it has on the taste, especially on an IPA. Look at Goose Island. They do a few beers aged in wine barrels that are fairly popular at their pubs.

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Seriously though. If your beer comes out with a slight wine flavor, I'd be interested to see what effect it has on the taste, especially on an IPA. Look at Goose Island. They do a few beers aged in wine barrels that are fairly popular at their pubs.
I'm growing more concerned about a name.
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I'm growing more concerned about a name.
Imperial Rose?
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Guys I wanted to update you on this batch. It has a CRAZY (not pleasant) alcohol flavored finish. The beer is completely un-enjoyable.

I feel like if I de-gassed it for a couple weeks it might help, but that could add in other issues.

This is funny because the wine I made in the bucket I feel as if it doesn't have enough alcohol flavor.

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Gas has no effect.

It needs to be warmed back up to condition at all.

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I wasn't going to really de-gas it.

It's kegged and on gas, it may be lost. The rest of the flavor is un-impressive too.

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