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Podcast Episode #10 – Barrel Aging

Podcast Episode #10 – Barrel Aging

In this episode of the BoozeWerks Podcast, Devin Mills starts breaking down the basics of barrel aging. The purpose of aging, what wood brings to the party of spirit maturation, and why smaller barrels may not be the best option vs. full sized vessels.

Episode Highlights:
  • Ceramic Replacements?
    • Can’t Breath
  • Basics of Aging
    • Coarse-Grained vs Fine
    • Oxygen is your friend
    • PH Matters
  • Best Flavor Extractions
  • Old Barrels vs New
  • Contents of Oak
  • Smaller vs Larger Barrels

Cheers!

Podcast Episode #08 – 3-Chamber Still

Podcast Episode #08 – 3-Chamber Still

In this episode of the BoozeWerks Podcast, Devin Mills gets into the history, design, and function of the 3-Chamber Still and why it was so popular in rye whiskey production prior to prohibition in this country.

Episode Highlights:
  • History of Design
    • 1850s in the US
  • Why Use 3 Chambers?
    • Continuous (or nearly)
    • Grain Handling
    • Single & Stripping Usage
  • Modern 3-Chamber Still Design
  • Operation of the Still
    • More Action
    • Heat-up
    • Basic Process Flow

Cheers!