So the exciting part…getting a used bourbon barrel in the next couple of weeks!!!
With that…time to get beer in it as soon as it is in my greedy bourbon barrel beer loving hands. Have a Caribou Slobber kit (all grain) on deck, but want to bump up the ABV to make it a little more agreeable for barrel aging.
What is the best approach to increasing the ingredients so that the character stays (besides the higher alcohol, know that will change the outcome some). Is it as easy as just upping everything the same amount, say 10%, as an example, or do the ratios need to be different as the grains will impart their own character at different levels?