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Aging process
« Reply #-1 on: May 01, 2016, 11:57:05 AM »
Two weeks ago I charred a few pieces of maple wood to use for aging some gone brew..
Here is an update on the progress so far. I am planning a taste test in a couple more weeks. I have used oak from whiskey barrels before and it works pretty well. This is the first time with chafed maple.

1. The charred Maple.


2. The straight brew


3. aprox 2 weeks in, it has been turned a couple times during this period.
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Re: Aging process
« on: May 01, 2016, 12:37:17 PM »
I saw the thread title....and thought it was a geriatric humor .... :D.

The good news is that I will see you tomorrow and....perhaps same the "aging process"?  :P
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Re: Aging process
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2016, 12:45:19 PM »
I have always hoped if I drunk enough, I would pickle myself and stop the aging process..........it aint working  :(
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« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2016, 01:11:59 PM »
That will be some good 'shine.
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Re: Aging process
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2016, 02:03:47 PM »
Looks real good. I need to check my cupboard.  I might still have a jar or two that could use some aging.

I wonder if you could use some flavored pellets, partially burned, of course, in a piece of cheesecloth to flavor age some shine.  Might have to give it a try.

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Re: Aging process
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2016, 04:26:22 PM »
Looks real good. I need to check my cupboard.  I might still have a jar or two that could use some aging.

I wonder if you could use some flavored pellets, partially burned, of course, in a piece of cheesecloth to flavor age some shine.  Might have to give it a try.

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. That's an interesting idea. Let me how it works.    I saw the other day where someone is making oak sticks and cutting grooves all down the side. Then they char them so they can be placed in shine are even whiskey you a little more age too. .. Not sure how well the latter works but it should work to some degree.  Being patient is the hard part.
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Re: Aging process
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2016, 07:47:08 PM »
Very cool!
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« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2016, 10:51:40 PM »
My sister-in-law got me a mini (one liter) oak barrel for Christmas. I'm on my second batch of aging whisky. The legitimate shine around here is all at least $20 for 750ml. I decided to go cheap and age some Mellow Corn. The first batch was definitely improved after 8 weeks. I'm just finishing up the second barrel now, I tried to add some smoke to this batch.

Your sticks look like a better idea.

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Re: Aging process
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2016, 11:25:29 PM »
Looks interesting Terry!!! To Smoke at 74 I don't know if I am pickled yet but I am pretty well marinated!!! :) Don
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Re: Aging process
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2016, 04:07:00 AM »

I thought you are talking about me .... ;)

You know this  looks very interesting concept .
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Re: Aging process
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2016, 10:23:52 AM »
 Legitimate shine? ???
   One year in a one gallon oak barrel is suppose to be equal to 5 years in a 50 gallon barrel do to surface area.  Even with sticks or chips you need to give it at least six months.  Be sure the barrels have been charred...  Barrel companies will say 3 weeks ageing, Leave it a while!
  The barrel will work very well but it requires patients, restraint and keeping it out of sight and that is the hard part cause everybody wants a taste... 
 
 


My sister-in-law got me a mini (one liter) oak barrel for Christmas. I'm on my second batch of aging whisky. The legitimate shine around here is all at least $20 for 750ml. I decided to go cheap and age some Mellow Corn. The first batch was definitely improved after 8 weeks. I'm just finishing up the second barrel now, I tried to add some smoke to this batch.

Your sticks look like a better idea.

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« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2016, 11:00:14 AM »
Thanks for the advice, I'll age it longer this time. Wish I would have read this earlier, I just took my second batch out of the barrel. It was much darker, but still lacking in taste.

Legitimate shine is an oxymoron, isn't it? LOL.  I guess I meant the commercial stuff they sell as moonshine. "Anti-shine" would be more appropriate. Oh well, if you don't know a guy that knows a guy...

I just added some unaged brandy, I'll leave it in for a few extra weeks.



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Re: Aging process
« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2017, 09:15:03 AM »
Here an update. It's  now about 14 months. The wood sank to the bottom so I expect it's done all it can
I'll wait to try it during hunting season.
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