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  1. mike022

    Bourbon-Maple barrel First

    Hello all, I just purchased a whiskey barrel that was used for Vermont maple syrup aging directly from the syrup maker. I have never aged my beer in oak and have many questions. The first question is how to prep the barrel for my first brew? I have read a lot that says use boiling water only...
  2. RiccoStar

    Pediococcus

    Forgive me on my lack of biology/scientific knowledge, but digging deeper into the science of Pediococcus, it looks to “thrive” in optimal conditions of 6-8.0 ph depending on variety/strain ?!? I’m a huge fan of “real” sours which are aged over time to develop. Not huge on quick lactobacillus...
  3. NWOKBrewer

    DIY Whiskey Barrel stand w/barrel rotation wheels!?

    Yup, that's what I want to talk about. Anyone have any ideas on how to build a stand for my whiskey barrel (55g) where I can spin by barrel? I'd like to be able to spin the barrel to drain from the bung hole. Casters? While you guys are thinking about that, what about a DIY bung remover? Go!
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