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Author Topic: Oaking wine with staves?  (Read 489 times)

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Oaking wine with staves?
« on: October 11, 2018, 11:53:43 AM »
so I am getting a broken 55gallon oak barrel from a buddy of mine.
i was thinking of sanding down the outside of the staves and toasting them in the oven.
maybe split them in half and cut them so they fit in a carboy and drop one of them in a batch of wine. Would also like to add it some beers too  :)
has anyone tried this or see an issue with doing it?
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Re: Oaking wine with staves?
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2018, 09:16:04 AM »
Got the barrel yesterday and to my surprise it's a Jack Daniels barrel
I took one stave out and cut it in half and made one foot lengths out of it. Sanded down the outside, it still smells like JD and still very chard on the inside.
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« Last Edit: October 13, 2018, 09:19:15 AM by combat32 »
Keg 1- HB Cream Ale
Keg 2- Chocolate Milk Stout
Keg 3- HB Peach Sour
Keg 4- HB Hazy IPA
Keg 5- HB 2 C's IPA
Keg 6- HB Lager #4
Keg 7-
FV1-  HB Hefeweizen
FV2- 
Planning- a Raw Ale

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Re: Oaking wine with staves?
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2018, 08:57:37 PM »
Lucky you . . . !

You possess the secret that a local 5-barrel brewery uses to make an awesome Bourbon Barrel Porter.

They take an old bourbon barrel, remove the metal rings, and then break it down into the individual oak staves.

Then they drill a hole at the top of each stave, and literally hang them in the fermentation vessel.

I don't know how many staves they hang in fermenter for a 5-barrel batch, but I'm assuming that if you cut 1 stave in half (or cut it even more) just so it fits into the fermenter you'd be good to go for your first batch.

Or maybe use your chop saw and make your own cubes.

Good luck, and keep us posted !
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