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Old 11-19-2008, 03:08 PM   #21
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Homebrew clubs are where its at. My club has no less than six barrels full and we're working on a 7th. We have:

Raspberry Cider
Laird's Applejack barrel cider
New England Cider
2 x Basswood meads
Flanders Red Sour - soon to be 2 x Cherry Lambic (Kriek).

MMmmmm 400 gallons of barrel product.
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Old 12-02-2008, 05:02 PM   #22
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Nice work PseudoChef. I've got a Jack Daniels barrel myself and have been tweaking imperial stout recipes to find the right one to put in it. I like the Belgian Dark Strong idea too. What base recipe did you guys use? And would you be interested in working out a trade? I'm very curious how that turns out.
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Old 12-03-2008, 11:58 PM   #24
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That's Awesome!!! Nice work chef! How many more times will you be able to use that barrel? Maybe look to see if next time there is a spike in the gravity after a second use? Either way you're gonna have to make MORE beer! Cheers!

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Old 12-04-2008, 03:29 AM   #25
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Cannot begin to express my jealousy...I would love to get this going with a few of my friends. Same base beer too...Belgian Dark Strong. Of course, if I had a second barrel, I would fill it with Orfy's Hobgoblin Clone. And if I had a third one, I would fill it with the 888 RIS...Man I need a brew room. And some whiskey barrels. And more friends.

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Old 12-04-2008, 03:41 AM   #26
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Originally Posted by TerapinChef View Post
Same base beer too...Belgian Dark Strong. Of course, if I had a second barrel, I would fill it with Orfy's Hobgoblin Clone. And if I had a third one, I would fill it with the 888 RIS...
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Old 12-07-2008, 07:31 PM   #27
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roll out the barrel

roll out the barrel of fun

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Old 12-07-2008, 08:31 PM   #28
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Very cool. That sounds like a great project to do with friends. Are you planning on using the barrell again or is it "done"?

I will comment on the hydrometer reading. In barrels you can't get an accurate reading via hydrometer because the barrel adds an undetermined amount of alcohol which was *not* sugar in the wort of your beer. At least that's what the brewmaster at Lexington Brewing Co. told us whan I asked this specific question. They age in Bourbon barrels using each one once, and the ABV usually goes from 5% before aging to 7% after. Of course you need a refractometer to test this.

Odds are the exact amount is not important to homebrewers anyway.
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Old 01-02-2009, 03:23 AM   #29
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Nice job friend.
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Old 10-29-2009, 04:26 AM   #30
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hey was wondering how did u get hold of the jim beam barrel

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