5 or 10 liter barrel

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5 or 10 liter barrel

Postby ed9362 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:31 pm

hi guys im looking at buying a new american oak barrel.

both the 10 and 5 liter barrels are in my price range but im not sure which one will suite my needs. i am hoping to age for 6 months to a year.

im going to be aging BWKO and the barrel is heavy char.

any thoughts?
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Re: 5 or 10 liter barrel

Postby Dig Brinker » Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:16 am

5 litre is too small for 6 month aging, 10 litres is better, might be ready by 6 months though, and over oaked at 12. You will have to sample along the way.
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Re: 5 or 10 liter barrel

Postby bluc » Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:40 am

I reakon my rum is pretty good at about 3.5months. I then age a further month in a demi with french oak.10l barrel. If I wasn't such a rum pig it would stay in longer.
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Re: 5 or 10 liter barrel

Postby woodduck » Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:05 pm

The first couple of batches will colour quickly 2-3 months but as the barrel gets older it will slow down :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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