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Old 05-24-2011, 07:37 PM   #121
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it doesn't need to be stored with liquor, 1 tbs sulfite & 1 tbs citric acid or acid blend in 5gallons water works for up to 3 months.

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Old 05-24-2011, 08:33 PM   #122
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it doesn't need to be stored with liquor, 1 tbs sulfite & 1 tbs citric acid or acid blend in 5gallons water works for up to 3 months.
Boom, that's what I needed to hear!
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Old 05-24-2011, 08:35 PM   #123
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Anyone interested in a Sorghum Whiskey Barrel?
PM sent, will take one.
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Old 05-24-2011, 08:35 PM   #124
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Does the mixture of "1 tbs sulfite & 1 tbs citric acid or acid blend in 5gallons water works for up to 3 months" take away from the potential to age further beers and get that whiskey and oak flavor?

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Old 05-24-2011, 09:17 PM   #125
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They are going fast, anyone else?

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Old 05-24-2011, 09:35 PM   #126
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Does the mixture of "1 tbs sulfite & 1 tbs citric acid or acid blend in 5gallons water works for up to 3 months" take away from the potential to age further beers and get that whiskey and oak flavor?
unfortunately, it will strip away some of the flavors, but I'm not sure to the extent. I do believe you can just partially fill the barrel with liquor and rotate it on a regular basis in between and maintain a barrel for a few weeks.

I'd suggest anyone considering getting a barrel to read thru this (its for wine, but most of it applies): http://yeastwhisperer.com/uploads/Ye...arrel_info.pdf
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Old 05-25-2011, 12:03 AM   #127
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when you do it be sure you all everything all together somewhere with good ventilation. I cleaned mine in my kitchen without the window open.... Oh boy the fumes were bad. I used potassium metabisulfite and citric acid. by the way it smelled im sure hope it killed anything that could of been in there.

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Old 05-25-2011, 11:25 AM   #128
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i plan on only storing a 1-2 liters of liquor in the barrell when not using it and rotating it every few days. When i pour beer into it, i will pour the liquor back into its bottle.

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Old 05-25-2011, 02:04 PM   #129
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This is what I did with mine. As crazy as it sounds, I actually put mine in a couple of garbage bags to see if it would slow down the rate of evaporation and keep the barrel "wet" longer. I think it worked.

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Tasted the Sorghum Whiskey today when I picked up the Barrels, I think those of you who are getting them will be VERY happy with the flavor. Very nice Bourbon/Whiskey flavor with a little sweetness, very nice!

Thant being said, I also picked up 2 more Rum barrels while I was there so if anyone wants one let me know.

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