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Old 01-26-2012, 04:03 PM   #1
Oct 2008
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I just got a bourbon barrel from a local brewery. I'm wondering what I have to do to clean it, or do I just pour from my secondary right into it? I want to get something in there asap, as the wood is still very moist, and I live in a very dry climate. Is a bourbon rinse enough to "clean" it?
The barrel has been empty for less than a few weeks.

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Old 01-26-2012, 05:02 PM   #2
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Jul 2010
Walnut Creek, California
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Bump. I would be interested in this too. I have been wanting to buy a Bourbon/Whiskey barrel to age/flavor some beers in but I have heard that maintaing these barrels can be quite involved and if done wrong can ruin a barrel.
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