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    Great stuff buff piss.. For the money it's a winner
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    Then I saw it. I saw a mum who would die for her son. A man who would kill for his wife. A boy, angry and alone. Laid out in front of him, the bad path. I saw it. And the path was a circle. Round and round. So I changed it.

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    I'm guessing you had a couple more!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex_UK View Post
    I'm guessing you had a couple more!
    No, just the one Alex
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    “Nothing discloses real character like the use of power. It is easy for the weak to be gentle. Most people can bear adversity. But if you wish to know what a man really is, give him power. This is the supreme test. It is the glory of Lincoln that, having almost absolute power, he never abused it, except on the side of mercy.”

    “You see these dictators on their pedestals, surrounded by the bayonets of their soldiers and the truncheons of their police ... yet in their hearts there is unspoken fear. They are afraid of words and thoughts: words spoken abroad, thoughts stirring at home -- all the more powerful because forbidden -- terrify them. A little mouse of thought appears in the room, and even the mightiest potentates are thrown into panic.”

    Then I saw it. I saw a mum who would die for her son. A man who would kill for his wife. A boy, angry and alone. Laid out in front of him, the bad path. I saw it. And the path was a circle. Round and round. So I changed it.

    “There's a war out there, old friend. A world war. And it's not about who's got the most bullets. It's about who controls the information. What we see and hear, how we work, what we think... it's all about the information!”

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    Default Rum to Whiskey today.

    I had some of Grants Buffalo juice a popular Kentucky Bourbon here, little brother to Blantons . I like it.
    After a jiggers worth, I decided to check on the Rum barrel , to my delight it had changed color from amber to copper and even though I only use spiced rum for a mixer it was pretty darn good.
    It was time to drain it back into it's bottle some what darker , smoother and better tasting.
    After draining the cask and letting it air an hour or two I pored in the nearly full bottle of Buffalo Trace,the nearly full bottle of Elijah Craig small batch, both Bourbons and I still had room for a 70% full bottle of Old Forester Rye so it will be a High Rye Bourbon with a Rum finish at some later undisclosed date. 90,94 and 100 proof so I'm thinking it should be around 95 proof at the end of the day.
    Great video on the benefits of small barrels, they can do in weeks what takes a large cask a year. Mine is a 2 liter and when full oddly it holds just under 2 liters, fill it to the top come back a month later and you have 1.75 liter between what soaks into the wood and a small amount of evaporation.
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    What a wild blend,Wish me luck.
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    guessing it might be advantageous to re rum the barrel sometime.. the rum that comes out should then be bourbon finished
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    **Hate makes you impotent, Love makes you crazy. Somewhere in the middle you can survive.**

    “Nothing discloses real character like the use of power. It is easy for the weak to be gentle. Most people can bear adversity. But if you wish to know what a man really is, give him power. This is the supreme test. It is the glory of Lincoln that, having almost absolute power, he never abused it, except on the side of mercy.”

    “You see these dictators on their pedestals, surrounded by the bayonets of their soldiers and the truncheons of their police ... yet in their hearts there is unspoken fear. They are afraid of words and thoughts: words spoken abroad, thoughts stirring at home -- all the more powerful because forbidden -- terrify them. A little mouse of thought appears in the room, and even the mightiest potentates are thrown into panic.”

    Then I saw it. I saw a mum who would die for her son. A man who would kill for his wife. A boy, angry and alone. Laid out in front of him, the bad path. I saw it. And the path was a circle. Round and round. So I changed it.

    “There's a war out there, old friend. A world war. And it's not about who's got the most bullets. It's about who controls the information. What we see and hear, how we work, what we think... it's all about the information!”

    ***SMILE, BE HAPPY***

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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    guessing it might be advantageous to re rum the barrel sometime.. the rum that comes out should then be bourbon finished
    Why not?
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    Sounds good tbh.. I might get one some day and do some sherry and port whisky. Guessing I could use a relatively cheaper base
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    **I’ve studied deeply in the philosophies and religions, but cheerfulness kept breaking through**

    **Hate makes you impotent, Love makes you crazy. Somewhere in the middle you can survive.**

    “Nothing discloses real character like the use of power. It is easy for the weak to be gentle. Most people can bear adversity. But if you wish to know what a man really is, give him power. This is the supreme test. It is the glory of Lincoln that, having almost absolute power, he never abused it, except on the side of mercy.”

    “You see these dictators on their pedestals, surrounded by the bayonets of their soldiers and the truncheons of their police ... yet in their hearts there is unspoken fear. They are afraid of words and thoughts: words spoken abroad, thoughts stirring at home -- all the more powerful because forbidden -- terrify them. A little mouse of thought appears in the room, and even the mightiest potentates are thrown into panic.”

    Then I saw it. I saw a mum who would die for her son. A man who would kill for his wife. A boy, angry and alone. Laid out in front of him, the bad path. I saw it. And the path was a circle. Round and round. So I changed it.

    “There's a war out there, old friend. A world war. And it's not about who's got the most bullets. It's about who controls the information. What we see and hear, how we work, what we think... it's all about the information!”

    ***SMILE, BE HAPPY***

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    Yeah nice one

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    Regards,
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    **Hate makes you impotent, Love makes you crazy. Somewhere in the middle you can survive.**

    “Nothing discloses real character like the use of power. It is easy for the weak to be gentle. Most people can bear adversity. But if you wish to know what a man really is, give him power. This is the supreme test. It is the glory of Lincoln that, having almost absolute power, he never abused it, except on the side of mercy.”

    “You see these dictators on their pedestals, surrounded by the bayonets of their soldiers and the truncheons of their police ... yet in their hearts there is unspoken fear. They are afraid of words and thoughts: words spoken abroad, thoughts stirring at home -- all the more powerful because forbidden -- terrify them. A little mouse of thought appears in the room, and even the mightiest potentates are thrown into panic.”

    Then I saw it. I saw a mum who would die for her son. A man who would kill for his wife. A boy, angry and alone. Laid out in front of him, the bad path. I saw it. And the path was a circle. Round and round. So I changed it.

    “There's a war out there, old friend. A world war. And it's not about who's got the most bullets. It's about who controls the information. What we see and hear, how we work, what we think... it's all about the information!”

    ***SMILE, BE HAPPY***

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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    Sounds good tbh.. I might get one some day and do some sherry and port whisky. Guessing I could use a relatively cheaper base
    There are a lot of people selling junk barrels at unreasonable prices ,so be sure to check the sellers reviews and reputation.
    I was told to get the exterior in unfinished raw wood and use a heat gun and bees wax to finish and help seal . Varnish dose not let the wood breath like bees wax so it ages the spirit faster.
    It is also food safe, When you get your barrel, Put the tap in with a mallet, easy not to hard a blow,just seat it. Put it on the stand in the sink. Boil a large pot of water ,use a funnel and pour it in the bung.
    If the barrel is 2 liters boil 4 liters and keep it full till it seals. Mine completely sealed up ,no drips in 20 min. to a half hour. It can take a day or two, I kept the barrel full of water with the bung in then warmed the out side of the barrel and rubbed bees wax over the entire thing and even treated the spiket and it has not leaked a drop.

    Don't be alarmed though if you notice air space after a few hours from filling the barrel with spirit, Booze will soak in pretty fast and after a week it will slow way down. You can top it off once because you don't want the top staves to dry out , I rotate mine every couple days and give it a shake every day, but no more than 3x or your playing with it! Moving the spirit around inside really speeds the process.
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