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How different types of barrels and wood impact beer

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    Rachel Moore - Rocky Mountain Barrels
    Every barrel tells a uniquely flavored story from the outside in, but the associated expenses make aging beer in used barrels a risky experiment as the barrels are expensive and may not mesh well with your chosen beverage style. Still, I’ve come to understand that different spirits contribute to the beer flavor with the proper technique and ample time.
    Another thing I figured out during my brewing experiments was that picking out a beer type that complements the barrel wood works the best. To give you an even clearer picture of how different used barrels impart specific flavors in beers, I took the imperial stout ale and aged it in various types of barrels. Here are my genuine thoughts on each:
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