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"...The location and temperature of the barrel... a great article explaining the Angel's Share"... http://drinkmemag.com/2012/03/the-angels-share/
"...Barrel-Aged Cocktails Decoded: The Latest Booze Trend - 'When it works, everything gets richer, fatter, and loses that sharp edge...' " http://www.askmen.com/fine_living/wine_dine_archive/barrel-aged-cocktails.html
" ...Yes, vinegar is plentiful and often cheap if you buy it in the store. And, we do: rice, sherry, balsamic, pear, you name it. But we've had trouble finding a good red wine vinegar ..." http://eatwelleatcheap.blogspot.com/2012/02/make-it-yourself-vinegar.html
" ...The name brandy comes from the dutch word brandewijn, meaning "burnt wine". The name is apt as most brandies are made by applying heat, originally from open flames, to wine ..." http://www.madehow.com/Volume-7/Brandy.html
" ... find out why every serious distiller wants a Hillbilly Flute moonshine still ..."
"...From the get-go, I drew a small amount of beer each day, to monitor the flavor. By day three, I began to notice the oak for the first time, and it grew in intensity with each day. At day six the beer had developed a marvelous balance..."
" … despite all the advances—temperature-controlled fermentation tanks, biotechnology, fractional distillation (whatever that is)—the world’s winemakers, distillers and brewmasters still rely on an ancient invention that’s seen almost no modification in 2,000 years: the wooden barrel …” http://www.monkeydish.com/2007051222326/lifestyle-stories/the-ancient-mysterious-indispensable-barrel.html
“ ... oak gives vinegar a depth and weight that glass or ceramic can't …” http://www.gangofpour.com/diversions/vinegar/lindabaldwin.html
" … to make vinegar you only need wine, air and time. However, this is a fun set-up to make a continuous fermentation in a barrel which will supply you will years of delicious homemade wine vinegar … ”
" … I was told you can make the best ports this way … and, my brewing has proven the recipe correct … “
" … a barrel can be used to blend and mix different ingredients into a tasty drink … “ http://ezinearticles.com/?Starting-A-Port-Barrel&id=657849
" … place this extra quantity in your little oak barrel, you can then control the oaking of the main quantity of your wine by blending the smaller quantity back into the rest …“
" … we ferment the apple juice in oak barrels because we found fermenting in oak gave the juice extracted a lot of flavor … “
" …the cider can age in an oak barrel …”
" … the cider was fermented in plastic barrels, then aged 1 ½ years in oak barrels … “
" … it is possible to age your own tequila (usually blanco). Many companies make small oak barrels for that purpose …”
" ... fine vinegars come from fine wine and are made the slow, traditional way in oak barrels ... "