Barrel Aging

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Nestoridae

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Hello everyone!

I'm planning to prepare my own vermouth at home and then age it in an oak barrel (around 10L). WAIT, I know this is a Beer forum. I've been home brewing beer for several years now.

I'm thinking AFTER I drink all that vermouth, I wanted to brew beer and then use that barell to age it. I'm asking for advice to my fellow brewers.

- I've heard that as vermouth has lots of herbs, the beer would change its taste too much. In fact I've been trying to find online a vermouth barrel aged beer with poor luck. Is it a bad idea? What do you think?

- What stile of beer would match with the barrel flavour? I'm thinking a porter or a Belgian Ale, but belgian Ales are already sweet...

I'd be glad if anyone with experience threw me some advice.
 

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I have never aged beer in any barrels, but I have drunk vermouth and lots of beer. I think a Porter or an Imperial Porter/ Black IPA with an aggressive hop schedule might work. A Belgian Pale also sounds good.
 
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