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Old 06-20-2010, 11:42 PM   #1
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Scored a couple of these 5.2 gallon Oak Barrels this weekend. They are from the Balcones Distilling and contained their Baby Blue Whiskey (100% Blue Corn Whiskey).

One goes to a brew bud named Tom and mine is going to get 1 gallon of Jim Beam to keep from drying out till I figure what to brew for it. I wonder how my Robust Porter would taste after some aging in this puppy.

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Old 06-21-2010, 01:09 AM   #2
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Those are awesome, wish I could get my hands on one of those or a firkin with a pin.

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Old 06-21-2010, 04:05 AM   #3
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Wow, what a great score! Let us know when you decide what to brew for the bad boy.
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Old 06-22-2010, 03:37 PM   #4
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Your the man! Why not brew up and English Old Ale and throw it there. The maltiness would play well with whiskey!
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Old 06-22-2010, 09:59 PM   #5
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just be careful how long you leave it in there! I did a ~7% old ale but left it in for almost 2 months (second beer to go through the barrel, with half a handle of jim beam in between to keep it moist) and it turned out way to bourbon-y coming out (letting it age and hopefully carb for a few months in a keg, and maybe it will mellow). Now I have vodka in there to keep it moist. I actually want to get rid of the oak and whiskey flavors now, so I can ferment sour beers in it.

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