wine barrel problem

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myty1705

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Ok, a friend of mine gave me a wine barrel, and I want to use it to secondary some beer in and get some of the flavors from the sine and oak out of it.

Only problem is, it's 30 gallon barrel:drunk:, and I can't/don't want to afford a 30 gallon batch of beer.

My question is.........Could I place a plastic bag with 15-20 gallons of water in the bag tied off just floating in the beer to fill the barrel? That way I get the best of both worlds. Flavor without having to make 30 gallons of one type of beer. Would the bag survive? (I think it would)
 

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Find some other homebrewers in the area and have everyone do the same base batch and then blend them all in the barrel. That's what we've done here for a 55gallon barrel.
 
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only problem is I'm in podunkville, I know of only two others in the area. But that is an option if I could find more. I appreciate it! Any other ideas out there, or opinions on the bag idea?
 
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I'll let you explain to SWMBO!! HAHAHA Oh that's not gonna go well, can I stay at your place!

I may just end up having to do that, so maybe that project goes on the backburner until I have the right equipment to pull off that big of a brew. Thanks guys!
 

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I'll let you explain to SWMBO!! HAHAHA Oh that's not gonna go well, can I stay at your place!

I may just end up having to do that, so maybe that project goes on the backburner until I have the right equipment to pull off that big of a brew. Thanks guys!
Sure come on over, we can put your 25 next to the 37 I'm doing tomorrow. :D
 
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