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Old 01-09-2013, 01:01 PM   #11
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I honestly see no point in it. It's probably best to just barrel it as is. The campden tablets are good for fighting infections but in this case it's not necessary. As long as you cleaned it out thoroughly using hot water several times you should be fine. What's the worst that could happen? When using a barrel, it's trial and error more than anything.


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Old 01-09-2013, 01:19 PM   #12
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Pick up a copy of "Wild Brews" by Jeff Sparrow. He covers barrel selection, preparation and maintenance very thoroughly and comprehensively. http://www.amazon.com/Wild-Brews-Cul.../dp/0937381861
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