Tag Archives: Oak Barrels

My DIY Barrel Steamer

My growing collection of barrels has gotten me acquainted with all kinds of various tools, treatments and techniques. One of the most useful, nearly indispensable, is the barrel steamer. Of course, I had to make my own, as the ones wineries use cost thousands of dollars. While I’m sure those professional models are well worth […]

1st Lambic brew day

We all knew that this was going to be a trying brew day going into it. We were going to be using a big brewing system we’d never used before, and there were any number of unknowns at the start that we’d have to sort out throughout the course of the day. But no one […]