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Best Brother Award

Postby OtisT » Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:47 am

This month's Best Brother Award goes to my Bro. I was telling him a few days ago how expensive barrels were and how some day I may be up for filling a small barrel some day. Well three days later (today) fedEx shows up with these two, 2 liter barrels and one, 5 liter barrel. Thanks Bro. :-)
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Re: Best Brother Award

Postby Pikey » Sat Jul 29, 2017 10:44 am

Now you just need to decide what exactly to put in them :lol:

Deffo good brother that one :thumbup:
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Re: Best Brother Award

Postby Still Life » Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:08 am

Sweet!
Good guy, that brother of yours.
Someone's going to be getting some complimentary drink!

Here's the kind of thing my brother gets me...
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Re: Best Brother Award

Postby kiwi Bruce » Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:13 am

Gnomes eating a flamingo....SICK ! But funny...
I'll just sit quietly in the corner over here, with a tall glass of something special.
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Re: Best Brother Award

Postby still_stirrin » Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:24 am

Now, fill a 2-liter cask for him...

This is what I gave my brother (twin) for his 60th birthday, and it was filled with 2-liters of malt whiskey.
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Re: Best Brother Award

Postby OtisT » Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:26 am

Pikey wrote:Now you just need to decide what exactly to put in them :lol:

Deffo good brother that one :thumbup:


The 5 liter is getting filled with Honey Bear Bourbon. I've done four rounds of HBB, all aged in jars with sticks, and I just started fermenting what WAS going to be my final batch. (Final batch for now, because I feel I have the recipe nailed and want to move on to something new.) My batchs have not yielded 5 liters of 62% ( closer to 4 liters), so there will have to be one more batch following what is fermenting now so I can fill the 5 liter. Oh darn! :-)

Not sure exactly what will go into the 2 l barrels yet, but thinking about the possibilities makes my mouth water. One will be a rum, for sure.
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Re: Best Brother Award

Postby OtisT » Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:38 am

still_stirrin wrote:Now, fill a 2-liter cask for him...

This is what I gave my brother (twin) for his 60th birthday, and it was filled with 2-liters of malt whiskey.
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Nice art work. Who did it for you? At PROOF there was a company that etched custom bottles, but I did not notice if they also etched/burned wood.
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Re: Best Brother Award

Postby kiwi Bruce » Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:13 pm

That is AMAZING !
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Re: Best Brother Award

Postby still_stirrin » Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:30 pm

OtisT wrote:...Who did it for you? At PROOF there was a company that etched custom bottles, but I did not notice if they also etched/burned wood.

Well...I did it. I made a tracing of my avatar and transferred it onto the cask top. Then, spent hours burning it into the wood. It was a gift...so, the time spent was worthy of the gift...including the whiskey within the cask. A gift...is a gift. And you only turn 60 once in your life.
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