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Re: Buck Naked

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  • bigdaddyg851
    i once read that ageing a four liter barrel for one year was like ageing in a fifty gal barrel for three years .
    Message 1 of 10 , Apr 17 2:12 PM
      i once read that ageing a four liter barrel for one year was like ageing in a fifty gal barrel for three years .

      --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, ben marks <nebskram@...> wrote:
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      > i have a 2.5 gallon oak barrel and i left my first batch i made after i got the barrel in it for about 5-6 months and that was way too long the color was a little dark but the oak was way too much i cut it 50- 50 with my next batch without barreling it at all and it was about right
      > there is much more oak surface area to whiskey ratio a small barrel so don't think you need to age on oak for a long tome surly not years like the big boys do
      > now i barrel for about 2 months and find it is about right ....ben
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      > To: new_distillers@yahoogroups.com
      > From: bruichladdich44@...
      > Date: Sun, 17 Apr 2011 15:35:32 +0000
      > Subject: [new_distillers] Re: Buck Naked
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      > I was going to write one of these myself. Many questions and problems are posted, but it's always nice to hear the successes because of all the help and info here.
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      > I'm at month aging a gallon of single malt. It's extraordinary. Too smooth. I'll probably be cutting a bit more liberal in the future to give the whiskey a bit more zip. Hard to describe it because it's a single malt (GW Pale & EC-1118) aged on 8 (1/2" x 6") very-alligator charred (mapp gas) american oak. Has that american oak bourbon sweetness with a scotch impression. Very cool.
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      > I actually just moved half gallon to storage with only 1 (6") of the sticks because it was getting too damn dark (deep deep copper) and sweet at 3 weeks. Only have a partial 750ml now for sipping. Just moved my next gallon on top of the older sticks with 2 new French oak staves - hopefully for a more Scotch-like whisky.
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      > I can't believe the money I spent buying bottles of this stuff in the past. This is an awesome hobby.
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      > -bl
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