Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Lambic & Wild Brewing > barrels
Thread Tools
Old 02-04-2011, 01:20 PM   #11
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: DC, Washington DC
Posts: 3,226
Liked 246 Times on 165 Posts
Likes Given: 171


I've never used smaller barrels, although we may do something in a 30 gallon rye barrel from a new/local nano distillery. I think you'd be fine leaving it for a "normal" amount of time, just give it a taste every few months and pull it if it starts getting too much oak/vinegar.

You could get a group together to fill a big barrel, that's how we started out and the results have been great.

Check out The Mad Fermentationist for my adventures in fermentation and my book: American Sour Beers!
Oldsock is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2011, 06:28 PM   #12
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: slc
Posts: 260
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts


oldsock thanks for the heads up.

I'll get a wine thief this week and taste test it. Its sitting on 5 months or so.
Barnyard is very apprent in the nose on this barrel along with nose mango tropical fruit sort of odors.
pipapat is offline
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Used 5 gallon wine barrels mattyp1214 Lambic & Wild Brewing 19 07-08-2010 11:26 AM
old wine barrels thatleetboy Lambic & Wild Brewing 13 02-25-2010 11:21 PM
Wine Barrels Vaughn Lambic & Wild Brewing 21 06-19-2009 01:31 AM

Forum Jump