Prepping Used Barrels for Aging Beer (Beer&Brewing)

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Wood-aged beer has become a signature feature of craft breweries across the country, and homebrewers have discovered the beauty of the barrel as well. While it’s often impractical for solo homebrewers to fill an entire 50–60-gallon (189–227-liter) barrel, homebrew clubs regularly employ the divide-and-conquer method, in which several members brew and ferment similar recipes before blending their contributions in one or more community barrels.

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