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Old 04-22-2009, 08:05 AM   #2
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Good thread, I believe rumelier has some info on this topic on his site. 1st, fill the barrel with water to make sure there are no leaks, and it also lets the wood absorb the water to tighten the barrel and less loss to the angels. As for rum...if going overproof maybe wray and nephew or bacardi 151? I've heard that Brugal works well and is usually easy on the wallet, then again HC sounds good too. As far as the cold evaporating water not alcohol I presume Arctic Wolf is up there in Canada or atleast someplace dry and cold so he would have the same experience. If you can't rechar a barrel with a torch, maybe throw in some charcoal and role it around the drive way? Whats the worst that can happen, you might get a bonfire and get to show your neighbors who's boss.
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