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ISO Small Used Sherry Cask


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For an aging project.  Any ideas how to go about getting one?  Sources?

This may be completely off-base, but something makes me think the size of Sherry casks (at least the authentic Spanish version) is relatively invariable; you may have trouble finding anything "small"

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I wonder if you could contact a domestic brewer who is making cask conditioned ales. Cambridge Brewing Co. in Mass. had this...

http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/14/47596

Another idea, find a small new oak barrel and first make your own sherry using a home wine making kit. Of course that may not be worth the time and expense or if it would even yield acceptable results.

A Gary Regan article from 2001 about the high demand for sherry casks.

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m319..._35/ai_75918642

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I've thought about doing this on a small scale, and there are a couple of those small oak casks sold as tourist bait currently sitting on the shelf at home. They turn up in second-hand stores from time to time, or you may know someone who could bring one back from a vacation. They hold water just fine for long periods, and don't appear to have been treated with any kind of sealant. My next step was to buy a bottle of sherry or two and start seasoning the casks...

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