How long does a cask take to dry out?

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hearts151
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How long does a cask take to dry out?

Postby hearts151 » Mon Oct 19, 2015 7:27 pm

Hi,

I am about to get hold of a 50L cask which I plan on filling with (duty paid) whisky in the near future. What I'm wondering is, how long does it take for a cask to dry out (i.e how quickly will I need to fill the cask) and equally at what level can I realistically drop the cask to before I need to fill it up again (making it a living cask) or empty it and refill with a fresh batch of spirit.

I'm assuming at a certain level the evaporation from the liquid will be enough to keep the cask from drying out but below a certain level this wont be enough to stop irreversible damage.

Many thanks in advance on your advice!

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Re: How long does a cask take to dry out?

Postby noahmar » Tue Oct 27, 2015 12:50 am

Where can I pick up a used cask at a decent price?


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