Beer Bloggers Brew-off, The Brew!

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  1. says:

    I cant help but see a brewery in your future

    • Simply Beer says:

      thanks @gservo! I’ll save you a seat at the bar 🙂

      @erik, I found it on Ebay, where else does one find weird things like this?

      @derek – It actually is pretty nice, the bourbon tastes great coming straight off the oak. I’ve had bourbon in there for a couple of months. The nice thing about the small barrel, the ratio of oak surface area to the volume of beer. So by my guestimations, about a week on oak would be equivalent to a month for a commercial barrel (55g?) or so I hope… It’s an experiment, I’ve never used a full barrel before only cubes or chips. I figured this was as good a time as any.

  2. erik says:

    Oh holy crap. That’s really exciting.

    Where did you get a bourbon barrel small enough for a 5-gallon batch?

  3. Derek says:

    Violation! Disqualified! Ha ha, just kidding, I think this ingredient has to be granted some leniency. While it is possible to add just oak to a beer, it’s really hard to add bourbon without the use of some medium. I think bourbon barrel aging can be considered one change and I’m quite excited to try it! Word.

  4. erik says:

    On eBay. That’s hilarious. What kind of condition was it in when you got it?

  5. erik says:

    $40 is ridiculously cheap. That’s awesome. Thanks for the link.

  6. Nate says:

    Man, your pics are awesome. And that barrel is sweet. Did you inscribe the logo on it?

  7. Yeah I’m with gservo and you will definitely have a brewery. And that barrel is flippin sweet!

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