Over the last few weeks I have pulled all the beer from one of the barrels. Some in kegs for drinking now. It is really good! Twenty gallons went into bottles. Of the 30 gallons left in kegs I plan on topping the barrel in a few weeks with 15 gallons and then wait for the brett ferm to stop. Then I will top for the next 6 months.
Today I am filling the barrel with 40 gallons of fresh Amber wort and fermenting with 530 left over from a Triple. AND my wife wanted a stout, so I am brewing that to. For a grand total of........55 gallons of wort from 3 mashes, 110 pounds of malt and 14 oz of hops! All the mashes are high gravity and diluted in the carboy or barrel.
The stout is a basic 1.050 OG and 40 IBUS. Two of the carboys are getting S-04 and S-05 split 50/50. BUT the other one is getting some De Dolle yeast (http://www.wyeastlab.com/hb_yeaststr...ail.cfm?ID=137
) , D and D2 DARK CANDI SYRUP. The OG on that will be 1.062.
Busy day to say the least. The other barrel will have to wait until next month for the same treatment.
PS - Nathan I will get back with your questions soon.