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Posted in thread: How full to fill a barrel? on 01-09-2017 at 02:50 PM
When filling a barrel with beer, how full do you make it? Should it be full until over flowing?
Seems like that would make an airlock fairly useless. I have a 30 gallon barrel that I'll be
filling up ...
Posted in thread: Dreg usage for a sour solera on 12-03-2015 at 05:55 PM
Thanks for the reply. I was thinking that by pitching different stuff in each, it would allow
different yeast and bacteria to grow in each resulting in more complexity when mixed together.I
like the i...
Posted in thread: Dreg usage for a sour solera on 12-02-2015 at 07:23 PM
I plan on starting a few 15 gallon soleras in the near future, but am not quite sure how I
should go about using dregs. I'll be using either 15 gallon demi-johns or whiskey barrels for
Posted in thread: Questions about barrels and starting a solera on 11-20-2015 at 01:33 PM
Thanks, I appreciate your replies. My goal is to try and get the barrel as neutral as possible
by rinsing a few times with various things, and "steam" it with some boiling water. It is
obvious to me t...
Posted in thread: Questions about barrels and starting a solera on 11-19-2015 at 04:08 PM
Thanks for the info! Did the first pull have much of a bourbon taste to it, and how long before
you took your first pull? I may play around with a 15 gallon barrel first (should be easier to
get, I'm ...
Posted in thread: Questions about barrels and starting a solera on 10-28-2015 at 11:10 AM
Still looking for info, mainly on what a "good" price is on various sizes of used barrels, and
if it's possible to remove the whiskey/flavor from a whiskey barrel without running beer
through it. As f...
Posted in thread: Questions about barrels and starting a solera on 10-14-2015 at 04:56 PM
Thanks for your replies. I know 30 gallon barrels are bit more rare, but I find it hard to
believe I can make 50-60 gallons in a reasonable amount of time without making big beers and
diluting them w/...
Posted in thread: Questions about barrels and starting a solera on 10-12-2015 at 06:05 PM
I'm thinking about starting a solera type sour saison barrel. Ideally I would like to find a
freshly emptied barrel from a local winery in the 30 gallon range, but haven't started looking
yet. Id like...
Posted in thread: Varietal honey and brett/bacteria question on 08-07-2014 at 03:12 PM
I have vials of wlp645 brett C, wlp677 lacto, and wlp665 Flemish ale blend that I'd like to do
meads with, but space and carboys are limited. I currently have a batch with wlp665 Belgian
sour mix goin...
Posted in thread: Varietal honey and brett/bacteria question on 08-06-2014 at 04:30 PM
Thanks for the replies. My thought was that if brett and bacteria can eat esters from other
yeast, they could devour what contributes to honey taste/aroma as well. It had occurred to me
that sour mead...