Coldbreak Brewing HERMS Giveaway!

HomeBrewSupply AMCYL Brew Kettle Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > 5 gallon rum barrel, can I switch it to a whiskey barrel?
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-07-2011, 10:26 PM   #1
Atl300zx
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Hoplanta, Georgia
Posts: 746
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

Default 5 gallon rum barrel, can I switch it to a whiskey barrel?

I bought one of the charred five gallon rum barrels sold here on the forum. After a couple of beers being aged in there (refilling with a cup of rum when stored between batches), I would prefer to change it over to whiskey. Each time I put a cup of rum in there the barrel would absorb it over a month or so. That is why I thought it might work. Any thoughts?


__________________
Jaded Spirits Brewery
Primary: Dennis Hoppier III
Secondary: Empty
Bottles: Triple Berry Apple Cider, Cote Apple Cider, Wild Blackberry Apple Cider, Dim Wit II, Mighty Porter
Kegs: 4Cs IPA - The Diamond Standard, Innis & Gunn Rum Cask Clone.
On Deck: The "Three Stouts", Wild Blackberry Mead, Irish Red

Jaded Spirits DIY Stirplate
Blog @ JadedSpirits.com
Blog @ HBT
Atl300zx is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2011, 10:28 PM   #2
SenorPepe
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 688
Liked 20 Times on 15 Posts
Likes Given: 20

Default

Sorry I can't answer your question but slightly can you store barrels dry but for a cup of liquor? I thought you had to keep them filled with something.


SenorPepe is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2011, 04:50 AM   #3
kincade
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Utah
Posts: 375
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Bourbon and whiskey almost always uses a new barrel (always with bourbon), whereas scotch, tequila, and rum will use once used bourbon barrels. Id say no or you will almost certainly pick up off flavors.
__________________
-kincade
kincade is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2011, 12:18 PM   #4
Atl300zx
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Hoplanta, Georgia
Posts: 746
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SenorPepe View Post
Sorry I can't answer your question but slightly can you store barrels dry but for a cup of liquor? I thought you had to keep them filled with something.
Well i just put another beer in there for 5 days and it was empty essentially when i put it in b/c the rum had all absorbed. Im sure there is some shrinkage of the wood, but it didnt leak....
__________________
Jaded Spirits Brewery
Primary: Dennis Hoppier III
Secondary: Empty
Bottles: Triple Berry Apple Cider, Cote Apple Cider, Wild Blackberry Apple Cider, Dim Wit II, Mighty Porter
Kegs: 4Cs IPA - The Diamond Standard, Innis & Gunn Rum Cask Clone.
On Deck: The "Three Stouts", Wild Blackberry Mead, Irish Red

Jaded Spirits DIY Stirplate
Blog @ JadedSpirits.com
Blog @ HBT
Atl300zx is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools



Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS