Ok, Im using a used oak barrel (5 gallon) I got from Farmhouse. I think it had a rum like liquor in it before. I dumped about a gallon of rum in it before I transferred my BW into it. Its now been in there for just over 2 weeks. I am now noticing a thick, maple syrup like ooze coming from the seams in the barrel. It tastes like oaked rum. Is this normal?
I'm thinking that the barrel is taking up the "angels" portion and kinda forcing out the rum liquor that was absorbed before. This is the first time I am using an oak barrel to age a beer.