The Great Bottle Opener Giveaway

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Home Brewing Photo Forum > Whiskey Barrel Filled

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-01-2010, 02:15 PM   #1
Brewmoor
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Brewmoor's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Colorado
Posts: 1,094
Liked 12 Times on 12 Posts
Likes Given: 13

Default Whiskey Barrel Filled

Yesterday our brew club transfered our robust porter into a barrel. There were 7 brewers who used the same recipe. Our local brewpub was kind enough to donate our ingredients. We all did seperate batches on our own systems and we blended them all together. We tasted from each carboy before racking to the barrel. This has been a pretty fun project. I can't wait to taste the results.











__________________

"What the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve."

My build thread. Compact Single Tier!

Brewmoor is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-01-2010, 02:18 PM   #2
MikeRLynch
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
MikeRLynch's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 917
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts

Default

Holy moly, where did you get that barrel, and how many of your firstborns did it cost? Did you have to treat it before you used it? Did it still have whiskey in the bottom of it? What's the meaning of life?

__________________
Lost Elm Brewing Co.
Stafford Springs, CT

Follow us on Twitter
Like us on Facebook
MikeRLynch is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-01-2010, 02:23 PM   #3
Brewmoor
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Brewmoor's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Colorado
Posts: 1,094
Liked 12 Times on 12 Posts
Likes Given: 13

Default

We got the barrel from Stranahan's in Denver.
http://www.stranahans.com/

It was not too bad. I think we paid about $70. They only use their barrels once. It had a bit of fluid in it when we got it. We added a bottle of Jim Beam and rolled it around to keep it moist and sanitize it a bit. Then we added a bit more Jim yesterday and rolled it around before we racked to it.

__________________

"What the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve."

My build thread. Compact Single Tier!

Brewmoor is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-01-2010, 02:39 PM   #4
BobG
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: FWA- Fort Wayne, IN
Posts: 134
Liked 2 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Sweet! Great pics.
Our club has two barrel prjects going right now. It's a great way to get members involved. We have an RIS in one and a Wee Heavy in the other and like you we can't wait for tasting.

Prost!

__________________
BobG is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-01-2010, 04:25 PM   #5
riored4v
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Aurora, CO
Posts: 1,334
Liked 9 Times on 9 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brewmoor View Post
We got the barrel from Stranahan's in Denver.
http://www.stranahans.com/

It was not too bad. I think we paid about $70. They only use their barrels once. It had a bit of fluid in it when we got it. We added a bottle of Jim Beam and rolled it around to keep it moist and sanitize it a bit. Then we added a bit more Jim yesterday and rolled it around before we racked to it.

mmm.. good whiskey

Do they sell their barrel's to the public pretty regularly? That seems like a great deal.
__________________
Resistance Brewing Co.
Resist Crap, Drink Craft!
riored4v is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-01-2010, 04:29 PM   #6
Brewmoor
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Brewmoor's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Colorado
Posts: 1,094
Liked 12 Times on 12 Posts
Likes Given: 13

Default

I am not too sure of the details. One of the other guys in the club arranged it. I think you need to get on a list of some sort. I think he called them and reserved a barrel. It sounds like they regularly sell them to the public if you ask.

__________________

"What the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve."

My build thread. Compact Single Tier!

Brewmoor is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-01-2010, 05:28 PM   #7
Brew-boy
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Brew-boy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Lapeer, Michigan
Posts: 2,415
Liked 13 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 9

Default

Our club did the same thing with a Russian Imperial.

barrel-stand.jpg  
__________________
Next:Smoked Pilsner.
Primary:Belgian Red, American Stout w/Roeselare
On Tap:Pale Ale, English Bitter
Aging: Imperial Oatmeal Stout on Vanilla beans.

I rather owe you a dollar than cheat you out of it.."Dad"

http://lapeerareabrewers.com/

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LapeerAreaBrewers/
Brew-boy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-01-2010, 06:52 PM   #8
Dog House Brew
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Dog House Brew's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Indiana
Posts: 927
Liked 9 Times on 9 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

How long will this stay in the barrel? Love barrel aged stouts and porters.

__________________

Are You Going to Drink all That?

Dog House Brew is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-01-2010, 08:07 PM   #9
Brew-boy
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Brew-boy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Lapeer, Michigan
Posts: 2,415
Liked 13 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 9

Default

Until the taste is what we are looking for.

__________________
Next:Smoked Pilsner.
Primary:Belgian Red, American Stout w/Roeselare
On Tap:Pale Ale, English Bitter
Aging: Imperial Oatmeal Stout on Vanilla beans.

I rather owe you a dollar than cheat you out of it.."Dad"

http://lapeerareabrewers.com/

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LapeerAreaBrewers/
Brew-boy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-01-2010, 09:49 PM   #10
keelanfish
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Decatur, GA
Posts: 318
Liked 4 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Man, I hope you didn't add too much whiskey. I brewed a robust porter and used 2 oz of Maker's Mark and an ounce of oak chips in a 5 gallon batch and thought it was too intense. The barrel presumably has some whiskey remaining, plus more than a bottle of Beam? I guess you can always brew more and blend if the whiskey and/or oak profile is too strong. Good luck!

__________________
keelanfish is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Whiskey Barrel Aging devildancer General Techniques 3 02-05-2010 11:28 PM
Whiskey Barrel Funk: Now what? jkpq45 Equipment/Sanitation 7 11-24-2009 10:19 PM
Used Whiskey Barrel Question curbdawg Cider Forum 2 09-24-2009 02:29 PM
Whiskey Barrel Taste HarrisonHomeBrew General Techniques 2 06-12-2007 02:39 PM
Got me a Whiskey Barrel jaymack Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 9 03-21-2006 08:07 AM