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Re: Diluting Spirits before ageing in Oak Barrel

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  • Harry
    ... go. ... new ... gallon ... 62.5% ABV is the norm in commercial production. The higher the percentage, the more tannins & other bitter substances your
    Message 1 of 2 , Apr 2, 2006
      --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "californiashiner"
      <califshiner@...> wrote:
      >
      > OK, Have my new two gallon charred oak barrel and 94%ABV ready to
      go.
      > Searched the previous post but couldn't find the ABV rate for a
      new
      > barrel. Have previously aged 50% on toasted oak planks on half
      gallon
      > jar for 6 months and it turned out great. Thanks for the help..
      >


      62.5% ABV is the norm in commercial production. The higher the
      percentage, the more tannins & other bitter substances your solvent
      will pull from the wood. Lower is better for home production in
      small casks.


      Slainte!
      regards Harry
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