Tip of the Week: The Pros and Cons of Using Large Format Barrels

In this Craft Beer & Brewing Tip of the Week brewer Kyle Carbaugh discusses what's great about using large format barrels during fermentation, as well as some of the drawbacks.

Thinking about using barrels to age your homebrew? There's a lot to consider when it comes to ingredient addition and making sure the desired wood character infuses into your beer. Get some professional insight on the topic with this Craft Beer & Brewing Tip of the Week.

Wiley Roots Cofounder/Head Brewer Kyle Carbaugh takes you step-by-step through brewing a mixed culture brettanomyces beer. From the foundation of recipe development to sampling your beer, Kyles discusses the considerations in selecting your grain bill, hops, yeast, bacteria, fermentation duration and temperature, adjuncting, and a lot more. Wiley Roots won a gold medal at the 2017 Great American Beer Festival in the Mixed-Culture Brett Beer category for Galaxy Dry Hopped Funk Yo Couch.