Posts Tagged “Red Wine Barrels”

Add Barrel Cooper to the List of Titles

By | March 4, 2011

Cooper's Hammer and Hoop Driver

Historically oak casks were a critical part of daily life. They stored everything from dry goods to liquid goods and were used extensively for shipping. Coopers were an important part of the community, and skilled craftsman who’s trade took years to perfect. Nowadays oak casks are no longer widely used, they are mostly for aging [...]

Read more »

Batch #2, Inception of the Barrel Inoculant

By | March 4, 2011

Barrel filling batch #2

With the barrels in house and readied for beer, we decided to produce a batch that could condition all the barrels with our house sour cultures. The idea was that we brew a beer that finishes with a higher amount of unfermented sugars after fermentation giving a good environment for all the various souring critters [...]

Read more »

The Barrel Cellar Takes Life

By | March 4, 2011

Chad standing in the barrel cellar

Over the past couple of months we’ve slowly amassed a considerable collection of oak barrels. We had two big hauls of Red and White wine barrels which came in from Napa during the month of January. The recent additions to our barrel cellar has since brought the total count up to 50 barrels, giving us [...]

Read more »

Oak Barrels for Beer, not para plantas

By | January 7, 2011

Full Barrel Load

The Photo above gives a little indication of the barrel load we hauled from Denver to Fort Collins at the end of December. In all we loaded up 13 red wine barrels on the trailer and 4 into the vehicle while still managing to find room for eight barrel racks. I then made the glorious [...]

Read more »