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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


Podcast Episode #05 – Potato Distilling

In this episode of the BoozeWerks Podcast, Devin Mills heads out into the fields to get into the dirt about potato distilling, and why is hasn’t always had the best reputation as an ingredient. 

Episode Highlights:
  • More Starch than Grain
    • Acreage to Grow
  • Potato Processing
    • Industrial vs Standard Potatoes
    • Cleaning Before & After Milling
    • Starch Conversion Debate
  • Fermentation & ABV 
  • Vodka Purity Issues
    • Methanol
    • Using Charcoal to Filter
    • Chill Haze & Sediment