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Old 03-01-2010, 03:15 PM   #1
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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.













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Old 03-01-2010, 03:18 PM   #2
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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?


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Old 03-01-2010, 03:23 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 03-01-2010, 03:39 PM   #4
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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.

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Old 03-01-2010, 05:25 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 03-01-2010, 05:29 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 03-01-2010, 06:28 PM   #7
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Our club did the same thing with a Russian Imperial.
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How long will this stay in the barrel? Love barrel aged stouts and porters.
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Old 03-01-2010, 09:07 PM   #9
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Until the taste is what we are looking for.
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Old 03-01-2010, 10:49 PM   #10
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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!



 
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