Originally Posted by btmann
I ended up with one of the balcones whiskey barrels, and have a barley wine in there for about 2 weeks. Any suggestions on how long to leave it? Also storage after I rack it?
I had a 7.5%abv American Stout in mine for 1.5 weeks and it was a little over oaked for my tastes, but since I'm planning on aging it out 6-8 months, it should be perfect.
I went from the barrel into a carboy to bulk age for the majority of that time, then will bottle and condition for as long as I can keep it around.