Charred Oak Barrel

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Charred Oak Barrel

Post by Wino2Distill » Sat Jan 07, 2017 9:32 am

I was gifted a 20L charred american oak barrel for christmas (I'm a lucky boy :D ). As a winemaker, I understand oak barrel pretty well, but charred?!

This is a curve ball as I've gearing up to distill ciders and other fruit ferments. I guess I'm supposed to make whiskey now, but do you guys know if charred barrels are used for anything else??
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Re: Charred Oak Barrel

Post by Bohunk » Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:12 am

If the barrel has been charred, it's worthless, ruined beyond repair. BUT, I'm willing to take it off your hands. Ha
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Re: Charred Oak Barrel

Post by nerdybrewer » Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:28 am

Wino2Distill wrote:I was gifted a 20L charred american oak barrel for christmas (I'm a lucky boy :D ). As a winemaker, I understand oak barrel pretty well, but charred?!

This is a curve ball as I've gearing up to distill ciders and other fruit ferments. I guess I'm supposed to make whiskey now, but do you guys know if charred barrels are used for anything else??
That's what I use for brandy, rum, whisky.
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Re: Charred Oak Barrel

Post by bitter » Sat Jan 07, 2017 11:43 am

Char'd is perfect! Nice gift!

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Re: Charred Oak Barrel

Post by Pikey » Sat Jan 07, 2017 12:34 pm

Wino2Distill wrote:I was gifted a 20L charred american oak barrel for christmas (I'm a lucky boy :D )....................
Cor - :D - All I got was a whiskey glass withn a rechargeable ice cube ! :roll:

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Re: Charred Oak Barrel

Post by Wino2Distill » Sun Jan 08, 2017 7:28 am

That's what I use for brandy, rum, whisky.
I think I'll go with rum if I can find panela around here. Thanks!
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Re: Charred Oak Barrel

Post by bitter » Sun Jan 08, 2017 7:37 am

Rum is normally in a used barrel.. so might want to make a batch of whiskey first and then do rum.

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Re: Charred Oak Barrel

Post by Wino2Distill » Sat Jan 14, 2017 9:52 am

bitter wrote:Rum is normally in a used barrel.. so might want to make a batch of whiskey first and then do rum.

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aargh, I'm not keen on learning how to make whiskey just yet, but I'll think about it...
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Re: Charred Oak Barrel

Post by still_stirrin » Sat Jan 14, 2017 11:44 am

Pikey wrote:
Wino2Distill wrote:I was gifted a 20L charred american oak barrel for christmas.
All I got was a whiskey glass withn a rechargeable ice cube ! :roll:
I got one of those sets too! Its perfect for a couple of fingers of my C.O.B.
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