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Old 04-30-2008, 04:48 AM   #1
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anyone tried this?

http://madfermentationist.blogspot.c...ew-barrel.html


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Old 04-30-2008, 04:54 AM   #2
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This looks kinda cool but why not just add cubes or chips


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because the wood lets O2 in, just putting oak chips in won't do that.
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ah ok, I saw that on the link page and it didnt even occur to me as that was the reason.
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Have not tried it yet, but I will be doing it with my sour Brown.
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Mine is similar, not sure if you mean the dowel/chair leg method or Mikes actual contraption.
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=44148
My beer has not come up out of the dowel, so I have not needed an airlock. And mine goes down into the beer so that the Brett can live in the wood, they like it there and get O2 in a similar way to a barrel.
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And mine goes down into the beer so that the Brett can live in the wood.

that was my number one interest in doing this.


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