Salted barrel?

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Salted barrel?

Postby rash » Fri Sep 25, 2020 5:21 pm

Hey guys, I've found a used oak barrel for sale "to suit ageing spirits", but has been stored for 6 months with a salty brine in it..... Is that a "done thing"? Or will the salted oak kill my rum??
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Re: Salted barrel?

Postby RC Al » Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:00 pm

Id give it a miss :snooty:
alc picks up flavours too easily, pour a measure of rum and add a little salt to it, see how you go :teasing-tease:
Unless you want to take up pickling as a hobby too lols
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Re: Salted barrel?

Postby bluc » Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:21 pm

Why salted brine in oak barrel :think:
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Re: Salted barrel?

Postby rash » Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:20 pm

Yep, no idea.. :think: . Will give it a miss.. thanks guys,
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Re: Salted barrel?

Postby RC Al » Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:35 pm

Ever wondered about the term "pickle barrel" ?

Apparently when you pickle stuff you can age it on oak for a flavour boost too - so much of the old ways are falling to the sides these days
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Re: Salted barrel?

Postby bluc » Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:21 am

I have now :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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