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Old 03-07-2013, 02:26 AM   #1
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Default Rehabbing a barrel?

A friend got a whiskey barrel. beer was aged in the barrel, it was very good! we did 2 batches through that barrel, got worried about infection.

I have a friend who wants to rehab said barrel. the plan is...

Pull it apart, and manually re-toast it.
put whiskey in to reabsorb.
BEER!

as you can see this is not a well planned plan.

Has anyone done this? thoughts?

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Old 03-07-2013, 07:37 PM   #2
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If you're worried about infection, turn it upside down and burn sulphur underneath it.

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Old 03-07-2013, 07:44 PM   #3
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If you pull a barrel apart, scrape the char off, re-char then attempt to add whiskey back....that's going to be a LOT of whiskey....

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Old 03-07-2013, 07:46 PM   #4
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I don't honestly know what I'm talking about, but don't you need to shave off a thin layer from the inside if you're going to be re-toasting it and re-using it? Hopefully someone with some more experience will step in.

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If you pull a barrel apart, scrape the char off, re-char then attempt to add whiskey back....that's going to be a LOT of whiskey....
i think were resigned to not a huge whiskey flavor.

if we scrape and add in 1.75L and rotate regularly it should all absorb fairly fast!
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I think you'll potentially need to rehydrate the barrel once it's back together to prevent leaking.

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