Aging in 50L keg long term

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Aging in 50L keg long term

Postby lest1 » Fri Jun 17, 2022 11:43 pm

Hello

im looking to age my spirits in 50L kegs long term

currently doing uj then will do saltys rum
read through heaps of forums does anyone the correct amount per litre thx
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Re: Aging in 50L keg long term

Postby BigRig » Sat Jun 18, 2022 12:43 am

There is no correct quantity as flavour is subjective and depends if using chips, staves, dominos or a combination. Charring or toasting, level of toast or char. The general consensus though would be 7-10grams per litre.

I personally like 7gr per litre using dominos in booze 60-65%abv for minimum of 12months.

In a 50L keg i would go 45L with 315g (approx 22-25 FSD dominos) for minimum 12months.
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Re: Aging in 50L keg long term

Postby Wellsy » Sun Jun 19, 2022 9:44 am

:text-+1: to what big rig said.
A lot will also depend on if the chips/staves/dominoes are suspended or simply sitting on the bottom as well as how often the spirit heats and cools over the period. Give it 11 months and then you can start the onerous task of sampling the product to find the point you like it best. It’s a terrible job but someone has to do it. Yell out if you need a hand :laughing-rolling:
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Re: Aging in 50L keg long term

Postby lest1 » Mon Jun 20, 2022 9:37 pm

Cheers thanks heaps

Its ive been storing the uj at 65% in glass jars with ptfe seals waiting for enough to fill a keg but its been a mission

thanks for the info , i really didnt want to put so much time in and mess it up
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Re: Aging in 50L keg long term

Postby Wellsy » Sun Jun 26, 2022 3:45 pm

Have you considered a corny keg mate. At 20 litres they are much easier to fill than 50 litres also much easier to move around :)
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