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Old 09-13-2012, 03:45 AM   #1
Jul 2011
Blakeslee, PA
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I'm thinking about buying a 5 gallon oak barrel but really want a bourbon barrel. Is it possible/effective to cure a new oak barrel with let's say a 1.75 l bottle of Knob Creek?

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Old 09-13-2012, 05:45 AM   #2
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Bourbon gets most of its flavor when the alcohol extracts things from the charred oak. If your barrel is made of charred oak, your beer will taste bourbon-esque.
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