- Apr 15, 2012
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I've acquired a couple used 5 gallon whiskey barrels. I plan to brew a milk stout this week. I plan to transfer it to the whiskey barrel a couple weeks later. From what I've heard, it could take anywhere from days, to weeks, to months to get the "right" whiskey flavor in the beer. I'm thinking this one will be fast because this is the first time I'm using the whiskey barrel and the whiskey smell is very strong. But I'd like to secondary this beer for at least 2 weeks, so if I get enough whiskey character after 1 week in the whiskey barrel, can I transfer it to my Better Bottle carboy for a week or 2? Is there any issues with the two transfers?