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  1. N

    Aging with rare woods

    A while back I got into the idea of using non-standard, or even rare, woods to age/mature whiskey. The foray that put a pause on that was pawpaw wood, which has acetogens and can be pretty doggone deadly. I want to try acacia confusa wood (because, ya know, fun to try) but my big question is...
  2. Summa_Brewologica

    Liquor I didn’t even know I liked

    (Is there not an entire liquor section in this forum?) I’ve always been a whiskey guy. Particularly scotch and bourbon. Not sure why but I just felt compelled to buy this Remy Martin 1738. Never delved into brandy or cognac but man…what have I been missing all this time??? It has an extreme...
  3. V

    BJCP Help

    Waited to long to ask this but I have print the labels today..... I have an imperial milk stout with coconut, vanilla, and Rye Whiskey soaked Oak Chips in it. I am struggling with where to enter it. Here is what I narrowed it down to: 30 A - Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer (coconut is...
  4. SmokeyRydr

    How much whiskey?

    due to a timing failure on my part, I kegged 5g of a strong belgian before it finished. the resulting beer is only 7%. i want to add some whiskey to bring it up to about 8% and add some bourbon notes. are their any guidelines for adding whiskey to increase gravity?
  5. 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!
  6. ConnorBrunton

    Cocoa nibs... Did I use too much whiskey for extracting?

    First time using cocoa nibs for a beer. I decided to use 16oz of Jack Daniels for 4oz of cocoa nibs. I let it sit for 5 days in the fridge. I transferred the beer after 7 days of fermentaion (chocolate milk stout). I’m starting to think I used too much whiskey after reading some threads...
  7. DrunkenWeasel

    Distillation equipment

    I use a 240/5500 Blichman BrewEasy setup with the 30gal pots for brewing. 2x Ferminators mounted in upright freezers for fermentation. I went through 3 separate brewery set-ups before settling on my current brewing setup, and wish I had made the appropriate investments early. Is there a way...
  8. DerrickMorse

    Gingered Irish Red aged in Buffalo Trace whiskey barrel

    Several of us fellas in Denver will be doing a "going away" brew for our friend who happens to be a ginger and loves whiskey. Here is the recipe:Partial mash 1lb of Colorado 2 row 1/2lb Special Roast 1/2lb Cara Red 1/2lb Crystal 75 8lbs of extract light 2oz of grated ginger at 10...