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Aging Bourbon at Sea

Postby Bob Loblaw » Wed Mar 12, 2014 2:38 pm

Thought folks might find this interesting. Especially the sailors among us!

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Re: Aging Bourbon at Sea

Postby jholmz » Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:56 pm

pretty cool never thought of that one before
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Re: Aging Bourbon at Sea

Postby DFitz » Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:47 pm

Imagine that! I'm thinking the boat doesn't need to be in the water now does it? I mean given the price of gasoline these days it'll make my oversized lawn ornament somewhat "useful".
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Re: Aging Bourbon at Sea

Postby T-Pee » Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:58 pm

Hmm. Considering where I live I wonder if there's a market for Earthquake Whiskey. :esurprised:

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Re: Aging Bourbon at Sea

Postby heartcut » Thu Mar 13, 2014 4:26 am

I keep most of my bottles in the attic, one summer really smooth's things out. Unfortunately, the attic won't float.
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Re: Aging Bourbon at Sea

Postby Brendan » Thu Mar 13, 2014 4:35 am

Just make a raft to float in the pool, and lash some barrels to it...then make sure the kids swim everyday :shifty:
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Re: Aging Bourbon at Sea

Postby IrishEnigma » Thu Mar 13, 2014 5:30 am

Interesting. Would this also work with oak chips or is it mostly for barrels?
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Re: Aging Bourbon at Sea

Postby Prairiepiss » Thu Mar 13, 2014 5:53 am

Teeter totter lined with barrels. And an electric motor to rock it back and forth.
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Re: Aging Bourbon at Sea

Postby Tater » Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:17 am

Tie it to a tree limb.maybe with a small sail
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Re: Aging Bourbon at Sea

Postby Jimbo » Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:22 am

Put your barrel in a baby cradle, a small motor will rock it. Throw a blanket over it and put a lightbulb inside on a 12 hour timer. You'll get rocking and significant temp swings.

Put it next to your bed, with baby toys dangling off it. Then when the TTB knocks on your door and sees that arrangement you might get off on insanity plea :mrgreen:
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Re: Aging Bourbon at Sea

Postby heartcut » Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:32 am

The ground moves enough in Iceland (and N Cal) that you probably just put it down.
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Re: Aging Bourbon at Sea

Postby Jimbo » Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:35 am

True that. :wink:
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Re: Aging Bourbon at Sea

Postby rumplestiltskin » Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:39 am

I think I'll float a mini in my aquarium. My Oscar wont mind. Hell...he might even play with it.
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Re: Aging Bourbon at Sea

Postby Truckinbutch » Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:32 am

rockchucker22 wrote:
IrishEnigma wrote:Interesting. Would this also work with oak chips or is it mostly for barrels?

Barrels, you get no air exposure with chips.
What about placing a barrel on a rocking chair? :ebiggrin:
That was a method in my area 'back in the day'. A 'teedum barrel' strapped to granny's rocking chair ...............
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Re: Aging Bourbon at Sea

Postby The KYChemist » Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:14 pm

Engine Ageing... Insulate, and pad sufficiently, a jar of your favorite hooch... Secure in the engine bay, close to the motor, in the spring or fall. I chose spring and fall, as the two most likely times to see extreme temp fluctuations. Drive as normal. You get heat, cold, and agitation. Whadaya think? Huh, huh?
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Re: Aging Bourbon at Sea

Postby Jimbo » Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:28 pm

The KYChemist wrote:Engine Ageing... Insulate, and pad sufficiently, a jar of your favorite hooch... Secure in the engine bay, close to the motor, in the spring or fall. I chose spring and fall, as the two most likely times to see extreme temp fluctuations. Drive as normal. You get heat, cold, and agitation. Whadaya think? Huh, huh?


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Re: Aging Bourbon at Sea

Postby woodshed » Fri Mar 14, 2014 10:16 am

The swingin barrel at Woodshed. Comparing the virtues of swinging to static.
The pull line leads out of the barrel room to a high traffic area. Pass by and give a tug.
Also right in line with forced air heater/fan which pushes it around a bit.
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Re: Aging Bourbon at Sea

Postby Jimbo » Fri Mar 14, 2014 10:20 am

pass by and give a tug alright, on that spigot! :mrgreen:
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