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Old 12-09-2008, 12:56 PM   #21
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I'd avoid using "new" oak barrels, you probably won't like the result. Most rum distillers age in used bourbon barrels. And a good level of charring (to activate the charcoal) is very effective.

I think Ed is right on in restricting his storage to 5 liters in what appears to be a well-used (not new) barrel. And do taste frequently enough to pull the rum back out before it gets over-oaked. Another alternative is to get ahold of some good Jack Daniels wood chips (made from their old barrels). You can then use these in some decent glass containers with fine effect.
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