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Old 01-22-2013, 12:55 PM   #1
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Default Mixing brews for the sake of space.

I have 2 5 gallon carboys going (Of the exact same recipe)
I want to put one of them in an oak barrel, however it won't fill it all the way. Which is something I need to keep the wood soaked and keep oxygen out.

Would it be a bad idea to put a slight amount of one into the other to fill?
Exact same recipe and brew. Only difference is a few days between making. Primary is done I would hope because they have been sitting for a good 2 months so far.
Any input would be greatly appreciated
-Cheers. V

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Old 01-22-2013, 01:01 PM   #2
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You can just bottle and send the extra to me...or do what you have planned and fill

I don't see a problem, as long as you're careful with contamination and i'm sure that you are

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I've never used a barrel myself but from what I understand people do this all the time. Even if it's not the same beer some people blend them. And with some Belgians/sours/thinks that need to age a long time some evaporation happens and people top up with different beers.

Basically, I think it's a great idea personally

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I have 2 5 gallon carboys going (Of the exact same recipe)
I want to put one of them in an oak barrel, however it won't fill it all the way. Which is something I need to keep the wood soaked and keep oxygen out.

Would it be a bad idea to put a slight amount of one into the other to fill?
Exact same recipe and brew. Only difference is a few days between making. Primary is done I would hope because they have been sitting for a good 2 months so far.
Any input would be greatly appreciated
-Cheers. V
Shouldn't be an issue. Also, if you don't have one get yourself a hydrometer, only way to know if it's ready to bottle.

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Old 01-23-2013, 12:30 AM   #5
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Excellent. Thank you all for your input.
Will let you know how it turns out.

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