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Old 10-30-2012, 08:06 PM   #1
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My buddy picked up a used once Keg, that was used to make whiskey. He let the beer set in that for a month. Then in the keg it went. That is some good ****. He's made 2 batches with it and seems he can get more yet.

Anyone done this ?

 
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Old 10-30-2012, 08:09 PM   #2
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When I worked in Cinci,the guys used to go down to the distillery & buy the used barrels for cheap. But that was back in the early 80's. Never used the barrels,but used bourbon soaked oak to get the effect.
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:45 PM   #3
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If you search the forum, you will find that a lot pf people on here do the same thing.

I just bought a 5 gal barrel to try to duplicate an awesome barrel aged IIPA I had at my local brewery.

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Old 10-31-2012, 08:18 PM   #4
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I just picked up an eight gallon barrel from Woodinville Whiskey and I threw a big barleywine in it last week. Plan on aging it in the barrel for a few weeks then bottling it and putting it away for a while. Working on a Russian Imperial Stout to go into the barrel next.
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Old 10-31-2012, 08:24 PM   #5
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Not pooping an anyone's parade, but HATE bourbon or whiskey beer. BLECH!!

 
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Old 10-31-2012, 08:33 PM   #6
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My buddy picked up a used once Keg, that was used to make whiskey. He let the beer set in that for a month. Then in the keg it went. That is some good ****. He's made 2 batches with it and seems he can get more yet.

Anyone done this ?
Yes, it's quite common, actually. You can oak anything, really. But most folks who do so usually do a Stout, a Barleywine, a RIIS, a DIPA. Big things like that. But have you ever tried any of Innis and Gunn? They're lighter body beers that are aged in barrels.

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There's quite a few threads on this.
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I oak my cider. I rather use cubes since you don't have to oak as long. Barrels take a long time to get the same effect of cubes (based on surface area).

 
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Oak chips work even faster. More surface area.
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Oak chips work even faster. More surface area.
But a barrel is much cooler.
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Yeah,a barrel of beer would be cool in the ol' man cave...
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