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Old 01-01-2009, 10:03 PM   #1
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So, I recently got one of these http://www.1000oaksbarrel.com/index....mart&Itemid=27 in the 3 liter variety. Looks pretty neat on the rack with the carboys I must say, but aside from aesthetics, has anyone here used one of these before? I've got 3 gallons of red wine in a carboy that I'm considering moving what I can of into the barrel. It says on the website that the volume of the barrel means that liquids are aged 5x faster than normal, so I dont think I'll be putting my mead or cider in there (never mind what the oak-y flavor would do to cider or a hibiscus mead...hmm..) but wine is supposed to age for a while, right?


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Old 01-02-2009, 12:13 AM   #2
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I have 3 of them. A cool little expirament is to add vodka...taste it ever 2 or 3 days... you'll see asbout the speed then.
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Old 01-02-2009, 02:35 AM   #3
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oh hey now, that's a good idea XD
I have a ton of cheap vodka I normally use for airlocks...woohoo! I'ma do it!
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Old 01-02-2009, 03:11 AM   #4
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i want one now... i was gonna get another glass carboy for mroe bulk aging... but i want one of these now for other ageing... good post dust

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Old 01-02-2009, 04:32 AM   #5
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They offer a 5 gallon barrel with an airlock system for $160. Looks pretty nice and would be great for doing some barrel aging without having to brew 60 gallons. I might have to pick one of those up. Thanks for the link.


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Old 01-02-2009, 08:14 AM   #6
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Why would you want an airlock for aging?

 
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Old 01-02-2009, 12:15 PM   #7
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For cheap insurance against the bung popping out when CO2 bubbles out of solution. And it will. Especially if you don't use a frickin airlock!
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Why would you want an airlock for aging?
You could go extreme and primary in it!

Also...if you guys get one of these, don't forget to soak them in water for a few days....they leak like a bitch for a while...but don't fret...they WILL seal up with some time.
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Old 01-04-2009, 05:24 AM   #9
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Old 01-04-2009, 03:45 PM   #10
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does anyone know if these will hold pressure so you can get a little carbonation and serve it up like a cask ale?
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