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How to age in 1 liter barrel

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I have a 1 liter barrel I used to use to age some spirits in just for fun. Can I age some wine in it? I recently got a few bottles of merlot that a friend made. Can I just pour some in the barrel. Since it's a small barrel how long would it sit for? I know smaller barrels speed up the process due to surface area to volume ratios. Thanks
 

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Sure, how long depends on a number of factors. The best way would be to taste and top it every 2-4 weeks. When it hits the oak favor hits the level you want, remove it. Note that the oak flavor of the wine will blend/fade in time, so you may want to overshoot a little.
 

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A one liter barrel? I want one, id turn it into a big wine mug :)
you took the words right out of my mouth....thats only 2 bottles and that would be gone before the barrel was cleaned
 

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