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Posted in thread: Aging in a New Oak Barrel on 08-16-2016 at 09:52 PM
OP said it was a new barrel. It took me several iterations of water filling to swell my barrel
when it was new.Correct. Now that I have it swollen, I am not tinkering with it.
Posted in thread: Aging in a New Oak Barrel on 08-16-2016 at 09:50 PM
FWIW I filled it with water on Saturday, and by Sunday afternoon it was no longer seeping. I
will obviously be leaving the water in now, and topping it off as it evaporates (which is more
than I expec...
Posted in thread: Aging in a New Oak Barrel on 08-09-2016 at 09:35 PM
Thanks for the advice. I am going to go ahead and not put the KBS clone in it. I will just fill
it with water and spirit it up until I am ready to add something. Then I will have to just
check the lev...
Posted in thread: Aging in a New Oak Barrel on 08-08-2016 at 10:40 PM
I am getting a new oak barrel later this week. I have seen a gazillion posts about aging in
used liquor or wine barrels, but I haven't come across much in regards to new oak barrels. I am
sure in vari...
Posted in thread: Spike Brewing Kettle Giveaway on 07-31-2016 at 07:17 PM
I am in!!!
Posted in thread: My keg froze on 02-16-2016 at 10:10 PM
I went to tap my keg and found out my beer froze. It's been outside in sub-freezing temps in
the garage, but I thought it would be fine. I went to tap the keg today and was shocked to
found out the en...
Posted in thread: Thermodynamic Help? on 08-25-2013 at 07:05 PM
That's because your cagy prof judged what you had learned from how you attacked the problem,
not whether you got the right answer. He wanted to see if you came up with a reasonable model
and it appear...
Posted in thread: Thermodynamic Help? on 08-25-2013 at 05:46 PM
You are thinking of the really hairy stuff where an engineer needs to know, for example, the
distribution of temperature throughout a turbine blade in a jet engine in order to calculate
Posted in thread: Thermodynamic Help? on 08-25-2013 at 01:28 PM
Yes, absolutely and it happens pretty quickly if the container is metal and more slowly if the
container is glass. The model really isn't that complicated - until you try to account for
Posted in thread: Thermodynamic Help? on 08-23-2013 at 10:50 PM
Okay, you'll need the conductivity of the wort, water and air. You also need the thermal
conductivity of the bucket and the larger bin. You will also need to the thicknesses of the
bucket and the larg...