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    Default Port Drinkers advice needed

    hi guys
    i bought a 4 litre port barrel on e bay that has been dry for a while and have revived it by soaking in a tub of water for 3 days.
    It was a wax lined barrel as a fair few flakes of wax came out
    As it was wax lined,when i fill it full of port could i add some brandy to soak into the wood to enhance the flavour?or would the wax that is remaining in the barrel stop it from soaking into the oak:eek:
    thanks in advance to your replys
    greg

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    Wax? :confused:
    Sounds as though it is an ornament only.

    Never heard of it in side a coopered barrel.

    Al :confused:

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    No barrel should be wax lined as it needs fluid seepage into the wood to keep it tight
    As far as the brandy goes toss in 250 ml brandy, 500 ml rum and top up with good port, immerse a stick of cinnamon for 4 days then discard stick then let it mature will warm the body no end on cold night, day, morning, evening.

    Cheers Arch.

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    just out of curiosity.
    how long can post stay in a port barrel for before requiring to be drunk?
    or can you just leave it indeffinatly?

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    About 5 minutes
    DEpending ipon the quality of the port and the integrity of the barrel one would have to say several years.
    Ideally stored in a cellar with minimal temperature variations.
    We once went away camping and had a two litre cask of port which we tried at 8.00pm, it was pretty ordinary but by midnight it had improved dramatically, as did our headaches the following morning
    Stupidity kills. Absolute stupidity kills absolutely.

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    I thought I read somewhere that port doesn't improve with age?

    Or maybe vintage port doesn't? Tawny port mebbe?

    Bit dry 'round here


    Cheers.............Sean, over a barrel


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    Quote Originally Posted by scooter
    I thought I read somewhere that port doesn't improve with age?
    Or maybe vintage port doesn't? Tawny port mebbe?
    Vintage does, the rest don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Termite
    Vintage does, the rest don't.
    You obviously didn't read my response, which proves you are wrong
    Stupidity kills. Absolute stupidity kills absolutely.

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    How the hell can you lay down a good port.
    Drink it!!!!!

    Al

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    Come on gentle men. The man asked a serious question.

    Mate, the life of a cask of port is related to the size of the tap and hence the rate at which it can flow through said tap. Mind you, one must consider the swallow rate of the clown lying upside under the tap with his mouth open - while drowning in port is fun, it does tend to ruin the computations

    Richard

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iain
    You obviously didn't read my response, which proves you are wrong
    Reminds me of a couple of mates who travelled overland from Aus to England on motorbikes quite some years ago.
    They were buying wine in Italy for 30 cents a litre and reckoned that the second 500cc tasted a hell of a lot better than the first 500cc.

    And I did read your response, it's just that my short term memory is a bit wonky.
    There's a name for it, Als.... Als? Ah yes, that's it Al's Crapatorium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daddles
    Come on gentle men. The man asked a serious question.

    Mate, the life of a cask of port is related to the size of the tap and hence the rate at which it can flow through said tap. Mind you, one must consider the swallow rate of the clown lying upside under the tap with his mouth open - while drowning in port is fun, it does tend to ruin the computations

    Richard
    Richard you are indeed a gentleman, giving him a serious answer like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Termite
    Reminds me of a couple of mates who travelled overland from Aus to England on motorbikes quite some years ago.
    Interesting challenge, that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Auld Bassoon
    Interesting challenge, that!
    The wet parts were the hardest.

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    Port Drinkers advice needed
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