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Barrel Aging Beer

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4 years 7 months ago #337 by lilfear1
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I am going to age my next batch in a 5 gallon new oak barrel. My question is how long do you think I should leave it in the barrel?

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4 years 7 months ago #340 by Gash
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I have heard people aging beers in Barrels anywhere from a few months to over a year! I guess a small taste now and then till you think its right. I have heard people getting great flavours after having scotch or bourbon in the barrel for a few months first, then changing it to beer after that. Cheerz!

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4 years 7 months ago - 4 years 7 months ago #350 by shedbrewer
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Good call Gash.

A friend of mine had aged an homemade port in a new (French oak) 5ltr barrel for about a year. A month later he had a Dark Ale in it for 3 months (secondary? not sure how it was done exactly) then pulled it and bottled conditioned it for another month. Compared to the originals that were bottled from day one, there was a massive difference in taste. Hard to describe, wouldn't say oaky or porty but defo not the same brew in the end. Be good to see how your comparisons go lilfear.
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4 years 7 months ago #357 by lilfear1
lilfear1 replied the topic: Barrel Aging Beer
I can get a 5 gallon barrel from my local supply store for less than $200...where would i go to find a whiskey barrel for 5 gallons?

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4 years 7 months ago #358 by lilfear1
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You would have to put it in the barrel as a second stage cause you cant let it wait til fermentation is finished.

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4 years 7 months ago #361 by shedbrewer
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where are you located mate?

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4 years 7 months ago #362 by lilfear1
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I live in Florida

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4 years 7 months ago #363 by shedbrewer
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mate you should be able to get a used whisky barrel over there no worries, but not sure about 5 gallons, more like 50 for an ex Kentucky barrel etc.
Have you considered buying a new one (American Oak) and charring it yourself? could be a goer

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4 years 7 months ago #365 by lilfear1
lilfear1 replied the topic: Barrel Aging Beer
I have already talked to my local homebrew supply store, they can get me a brand new 5 gallon barrel for cheap....but I cant afford to buy enough whiskey to put inside the barrel to get that flavor

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Finnroo's Avatar Finnroo - Thu 21 Sep - 13:55

Wigram Brewery APA in the glass, Thin Lizzy on the platter. It does nt get any better, Cheers all lol

Gash's Avatar Gash - Thu 21 Sep - 07:52

That sounds sensational!

Finnroo's Avatar Finnroo - Wed 20 Sep - 12:02

Enjoying a wigram brewery Harvard Honey Ale. Outstanding with a bit of Savatage streets on the platter. Cheers, out there brewing it. lol

Finnroo's Avatar Finnroo - Mon 18 Sep - 19:29

Bottling day tomorrow, should be good :D

Beef's Avatar Beef - Sat 16 Sep - 13:53

Hey Gash, got a quick question, was thinking about putting 2 All INN citra wort kits in the fermentersaurus, 30L, Then after ferment, adding the 5L cooled boiled water with priming Dex to each keg and filling, What do you think?

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