Relax, Don’t Worry, Have a Homebrew

One man’s journey to create the perfect beer…

Revisiting the Barleywine

Posted by ebrius on October 17, 2008

I’ve been looking around for a nice oak cask to put this beer into and I’ve started to realize something, oak casks are expensive, for some reason I can’t find the cask that I found for $100, most are around $200+. But beyond that, I don’t want my beer to end up tasting like wood, and I have no real way to control the amount of oak flavor without switching containers. What I think I might do is get a smaller glass carboy and use that as a secondary. I’ll put some oak cubes in some cheese cloth and let it soak in there for about a week and then take it out. That will (hopefully) let me get the nice oak flavor without the hassles of dealing with a cask. I’ll probably end up soaking the cubes in bourbon or something in order to add a little extra flavor and sanitize the cubes.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: