Homebrew Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout Recipe

Homebrew Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout Recipe

Hopefully one of the best things 2020 had to offer was giving us all more time to pursue new hobbies. And by new hobbies, I’m looking at all of you new homebrewers.   So, you took the plunge into the homebrewing space and discovered you actually make pretty damn good...
What is a Wet Barrel?

What is a Wet Barrel?

I believe getting to the point quickly is a virtue. So if you’re here because you just purchased a used whiskey barrel that you intend fill with a beverage, but there isn’t any remaining liquid from what it aged before in there and so you’re concerned, here’s what you...

Barrel-Aging 101:
How to Swell a Dry or Leaking Barrel

Barrels are good for two things – holding liquid for long periods of time and making cool stuff out of the repurposed wood. So when a barrel is leaky, that’s a major issue for most of what a barrel is supposed to do. So if you just bought a barrel and have a...
Barrel-Aged Homebrewing 101: How to Avoid Oxidation

Barrel-Aged Homebrewing 101: How to Avoid Oxidation

This is the moment you’ve been waiting for. For months you’ve thought about it, dreamt about it, gazed longingly at it from across the room. You’re about to try your latest and greatest homebrewed creation, patiently aged in a perfect oak barrel. You pour your first...
What You Really Need to Barrel Age at Home

What You Really Need to Barrel Age at Home

Barrel-aged beers are arguably the pinnacle of craft beer. They’re deliciously complex in flavor – achieving a wide variety of otherwise unattainable profiles – and all it takes is a little practice and a lot of patience. More and more, we’re seeing...
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