I live near O'Dell Brewing
, and they recently finished putting out a special run of their Bourbon Barrel Stout. Did I need one? For $35, yes I did. Observe...
So now I'm the owner of one of these barrels and I'm curious if I can brew something in it or is it relegated to being a shop table?
Does anybody know about the care and feeding a barrels? In Colorado it is very dry and the barrel is starting to dry out. I was thinking of rinsing it out and putting some water in it to hold the swell.
Who knows what bacteria might be in there. Could I maybe brew a sour or something in it?
Does anyone have experience or at least unfounded conjecture regarding the future of my barrel?