Aging/Oaking in a Corny

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Re: Aging/Oaking in a Corny

Postby The Stig » Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:57 pm

First keg done :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Aging/Oaking in a Corny

Postby Plumby » Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:02 pm

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Re: Aging/Oaking in a Corny

Postby db1979 » Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:34 pm

Good work :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Aging/Oaking in a Corny

Postby ThePaterPiper » Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:27 pm

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Re: Aging/Oaking in a Corny

Postby Sam. » Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:40 pm

Such a better solution to many alternatives for large scale storage :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Aging/Oaking in a Corny

Postby The Stig » Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:49 pm

I’m thinking 6 should probably do it :laughing-rolling:
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Re: Aging/Oaking in a Corny

Postby hillzabilly » Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:07 pm

I have an air ratchet that is very handy in tight spots,and adjust the air pressure up or down depending on how tight ya need it ,or crows foot spanners.cheers hillzabilly :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Aging/Oaking in a Corny

Postby ThePaterPiper » Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:49 am

Sorry to resurrect this one Stig, but I have just thought about something an old friend told me years ago about not finishing your whisky bottles off to save some for later. As Mater would say...”to not to!” I have just realised that I may have been committing a cardinal sin by using the corny to age/oak. Oxidisation. There is, at least for me, at first, shit loads of head space compared to volume of spirit oaking. What do people think about this? Would it be prudent to burp the air out with CO2 (not under pressure, we don’t want bubbly whisky do we!) to eliminate oxidisation? Not sure how long it takes, but my mate always said if you open a bottle of whisky, drink it within weeks rather than months.
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Re: Aging/Oaking in a Corny

Postby The Stig » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:09 am

Interesting thought :think:
I was under the impression we actually wanted the interaction, letting the angels take their share etc. After all we allow "airing" of the product off the still and from what Ive seen the big guys use wooden barrels that breath.
Anybody else have an opinion?
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Re: Aging/Oaking in a Corny

Postby bluc » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:26 am

Plenty of o2 interaction with a wooden keg, everyone seems to use them :think:
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Re: Aging/Oaking in a Corny

Postby Sam. » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:40 am

We are not talking beer or wine here where oxidation is a very real issue.

Not sure if spirits would ever truly oxidise due to the high alcohol content. Yes we will have evaporation but not necessarily oxidation.

I have some bottles of high end whisky that have been open for years and every time I go back for a nip they are still brilliant.

ThePaterPiper wrote: Not sure how long it takes, but my mate always said if you open a bottle of whisky, drink it within weeks rather than months.


Maybe your mate just wanted an excuse to finish the bottle :))
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Re: Aging/Oaking in a Corny

Postby ThePaterPiper » Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:39 pm

Maybe it’s an old husbands tale lol. Probably just an excuse to drink his whisky maybe!! :laughing-rolling:
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Re: Aging/Oaking in a Corny

Postby username » Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:05 pm

Hi Guys,
Being playing with the idea of using a corny for storage as i have a heap (9) for my beer.

Was thinking of making an all in 1 system transferable & interchangeable.

Aeration of finished spirits using something like this https://www.keg-king.com.au/carbonation ... stone.html
Gas quick-connect on the aeration lid on a hose to a small air pump something like this https://www.target.com.au/p/bestway-sid ... p/58980521
Turn the corny gas inlet (with short dip tube) into a tap using https://www.keg-king.com.au/5-8-to-19-3 ... .html.html & https://www.keg-king.com.au/5-8-stainle ... .html.html.
Leave the beer out line as is with long dip tube and ball lock post.

During aeration connect pump to stone and open gas tap for relief.
During storage disconnect pump and close tap. (Remove aeration lid and replace gas ball lock post for longer storage)
To pour connect liquid quick connect with silicone hose to beer out, connect air pump and close gas tap to push out (or straight onto gas ball lock post).

Beauty of the idea is all connected parts are external interchange so i can move aeration & tap from keg to keg and switch between beer & spirit with no irreversible damage and not comprimising contents. Can also purge with CO2 if i ever felt the need.

Can someone please flaw my logic??
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Re: Aging/Oaking in a Corny

Postby The Stig » Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:06 pm

I did mine the way I did them because I didn’t want any plastic at any point in contact with the spirit.
Your system would have plastic air line and the plastics in the disconnects.
I had these spare cornys that all needed new seals so no real loss by tapping them and they seem to be working really well.
I’m now drinking spirit that’s been in the first for 6 months :handgestures-thumbupleft: :dance:
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Re: Aging/Oaking in a Corny

Postby shortcut » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:34 pm

I don’t want to sound like a wanker because l love the idea, but I’m pretty sure those ball valves have plastic seals in them.
We use them at work.
Or did you get special ones?
I’ll have to read it again.
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Re: Aging/Oaking in a Corny

Postby bluc » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:05 pm

Ptfe(teflon) ones are fine with spirits :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Aging/Oaking in a Corny

Postby bluc » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:10 pm

Hey stig what did you do for seals?
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Re: Aging/Oaking in a Corny

Postby The Stig » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:21 pm

My taps came with a silicon seal
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Re: Aging/Oaking in a Corny

Postby bluc » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:43 pm

i mean for the corney lid. did you grab a set of silicone ones?
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Re: Aging/Oaking in a Corny

Postby The Stig » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:52 pm

All the corny seals have been pulled out
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