Originally Posted by jusware
I wouldn't bother with the wine. You wouldn't get any "complexity" out of it. There are multiple gusy in my homebrew club that store infected oak cubes in quart size jars and feed them with PBR. Yup, that's right .. good ol' pirate beer .. pb-RRRRRRRR!!
Now I know what to do with the pbrr's I have in the basement! On a side note though, you guys don't think Russian River gets more added bang from using the old wine barrels? Do you think it's simply a matter of availability due to location, etc?