Posts Tagged “White Wine Barrels”

Batch #3, L’Brett d’Or

By | March 5, 2011

Chad checking the sight glass

With the previous batch transfered into barrels, I cleaned the fermenter and readied the brewhouse for batch #3. The following morning of February 16th I mashed in for the golden base beer which will over time become L’Brett d’Or. This beer is our Golden Sour, but with a twist. It is a 100% Brettanomyces primary [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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