Monday, November 12, 2012

1 Barrel down! - Brew day number 1

Yesterday we began the monumental task of filling our Bourbon barrel with 53 gallons of Scottish wee heavy.

We brewed two 15 gallon batches in a row. Not only was it a long day, we had to deal with a fresh snow, and small flurries through out the day. So not the ideal conditions to be hanging around outside for 9 hours.

I am pretty sure this will be the first and last time I fill a full size barrel on my own. Any future barrel brews will be community style where every one brews a share and it all goes into the barrel. 60 gallons on your own is pushing it!

Once this beer is done fermenting we will move it into 5 gallon corney kegs for storage. Then we will brew the final 30 gallons, ferment, and move it all into the barrel for long term storage.

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