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  1. #41
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    Re: New vs Used barrels

    Quote Originally Posted by ChainWhip View Post
    Like bourbon finished in Stitzel-Weller Barrels? Or maybe even George T. Stagg barrels...

    ;-)
    I'm betting the SW and GTS have already sucked all the sumption out of those barrels. Used barrels are rather like used chewing gum. All the desirable flavors are gone by the time you get it.
    If God made anything better than bourbon he must have kept it for Hisself.

  2. #42
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    Re: New vs Used barrels

    It's zinc. Rye has a nice amount of zinc, something barley and corn are short on. Zinc is an often overlooked, yet key component for good fermentations and complete attenuation.

  3. #43
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    Re: New vs Used barrels

    It's zinc. Rye has a good amount of zinc. Zinc is a key, but sometimes overlooked, component of good fermentation and complete attenuation.

 

 

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