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Title: 5 Gallon Whiskey Soaked Barrels now available!
Post by: homebrewing on December 04, 2012, 09:00:42 AM
Texas distillery blue corn whiskey barrels need homes.

5 Gallon  - $99 - http://www.homebrewing.com/equipment/whiskey-barrel.php
Title: Re: 5 Gallon Whiskey Soaked Barrels now available!
Post by: morticaixavier on December 04, 2012, 09:32:14 AM
dang, quite the mark up from the $50 balcones charges huh?

I guess if you only need one though... does that include shipping?
Title: Re: 5 Gallon Whiskey Soaked Barrels now available!
Post by: Jimmy K on December 04, 2012, 10:13:18 AM
Website says no free shipping.
Title: Re: 5 Gallon Whiskey Soaked Barrels now available!
Post by: smkranz on December 04, 2012, 04:50:31 PM
Shipping to Maryland looks like $30.

Our club is doing a group buy from Woodinville Whiskey Co. for their 8-gallon bourbon and rye barrels.  Their volume price (11 or more barrels) is $95 plus shipping (about $35 per barrel from Seattle to Maryland).
Title: Re: 5 Gallon Whiskey Soaked Barrels now available!
Post by: reverseapachemaster on December 05, 2012, 10:00:04 AM
I would venture a guess that if Balcones charges $50/each the homebrew shop had to pay for shipping on all the barrels on top of that. I believe Balcones usually only sells by the pallet now which might be cheaper shipping in bulk but probably still $20-30 per barrel. They probably aren't making as much off the barrels as you think. On the other hand, people are so desperate for barrels 100% markup would not surprise me.
Title: Re: 5 Gallon Whiskey Soaked Barrels now available!
Post by: morticaixavier on December 05, 2012, 11:27:59 AM
I would venture a guess that if Balcones charges $50/each the homebrew shop had to pay for shipping on all the barrels on top of that. I believe Balcones usually only sells by the pallet now which might be cheaper shipping in bulk but probably still $20-30 per barrel. They probably aren't making as much off the barrels as you think. On the other hand, people are so desperate for barrels 100% markup would not surprise me.

our club did a bulk buy fro balcones. it was 52 including shipping but we did have to buy a pallet full. I'm not knocking the shop for marking it up. just commenting and providing alternative options for people capable of putting together a bulk buy
Title: Re: 5 Gallon Whiskey Soaked Barrels now available!
Post by: reverseapachemaster on December 07, 2012, 07:59:31 AM
Well if it was $50/each with shipping then yeah, that's an immense mark up.
Title: Re: 5 Gallon Whiskey Soaked Barrels now available!
Post by: homebrewing on December 07, 2012, 08:41:43 AM
Thanks for the feedback everyone. We pushed a sale price out at $89 and dropped shipping to a flat $25. Hope this helps for those looking for barrels. Let me say the profit on these barrels for us is very minimal after freight from the distillery, shipping/packing supplies, etc.

http://www.homebrewing.com/equipment/whiskey-barrel.php
Title: Re: 5 Gallon Whiskey Soaked Barrels now available!
Post by: morticaixavier on December 07, 2012, 08:44:20 AM
Thanks for the feedback everyone. We pushed a sale price out at $89 and dropped shipping to a flat $25. Hope this helps for those looking for barrels. Let me say the profit on these barrels for us is very minimal after freight from the distillery, shipping/packing supplies, etc.

http://www.homebrewing.com/equipment/whiskey-barrel.php

Sorry to bust your B***s. I really didn't mean to imply that you were marking them up too much. If I was in the market for another and didn't have access to 15 or 20 other folks that wanted some at the same time I think your price is pretty good. They are great barrels, I did not get the blue corn, I got the rumble but it is great and others in my club got the blue corn and made some very tasty beers with them.
Title: Re: 5 Gallon Whiskey Soaked Barrels now available!
Post by: Joe Sr. on December 07, 2012, 09:43:56 AM
I actually think the price is pretty competitive with the other barrels I've checked out.

I've had no luck getting a hold of Balcone's directly and don't have the network to organize a bulk purchase, so from that perspective this price ain't too bad.

However, you can get a lot of chips, cubes, or spirals for that price, too.  So for now, I'm sticking with those.  Unless Santa brings me a barrel...
Title: Re: 5 Gallon Whiskey Soaked Barrels now available!
Post by: homebrewing on November 11, 2013, 09:06:30 AM
These are back in stock, for those looking...
http://www.homebrewing.com/equipment/whiskey-barrel.php
Title: Re: 5 Gallon Whiskey Soaked Barrels now available!
Post by: thatgeekguy on November 15, 2013, 10:34:24 AM
morticaixavier,

How many barrels to a pallet? I might try to organize a group buy for some of the local clubs here.
Title: Re: 5 Gallon Whiskey Soaked Barrels now available!
Post by: morticaixavier on November 15, 2013, 10:35:59 AM
morticaixavier,

How many barrels to a pallet? I might try to organize a group buy for some of the local clubs here.

I honestly don't remember exactly. it was around 20 I believe. Balcones, at least at the time was sending them with a stand.
Title: Re: 5 Gallon Whiskey Soaked Barrels now available!
Post by: micsager on November 15, 2013, 02:21:05 PM
Well if it was $50/each with shipping then yeah, that's an immense mark up.

Depending on volume, a 100% markup is not all that unusual for a small retail shop.  Just looking at the Morebeer site, they sell domestic 2-row for $1.29/lb.  X 50 = $64.50.  If they get the same price as I get from Country Malt group, they are paying less than $25 for a sack. 

Title: Re: 5 Gallon Whiskey Soaked Barrels now available!
Post by: morticaixavier on November 15, 2013, 02:24:34 PM
Well if it was $50/each with shipping then yeah, that's an immense mark up.

Depending on volume, a 100% markup is not all that unusual for a small retail shop.  Just looking at the Morebeer site, they sell domestic 2-row for $1.29/lb.  X 50 = $64.50.  If they get the same price as I get from Country Malt group, they are paying less than $25 for a sack.

and I'm guessing they get a slightly better price than you do. I figure morebeer is likely ordering 100X what you do, if not 1000X.

I never intended to imply these guys were being in anyway unfair or dishonest. They have to get a profit out of it. 200% or even 300% markup is not unusual in a retail setting.
Title: Re: 5 Gallon Whiskey Soaked Barrels now available!
Post by: micsager on November 15, 2013, 02:29:53 PM
Well if it was $50/each with shipping then yeah, that's an immense mark up.

Depending on volume, a 100% markup is not all that unusual for a small retail shop.  Just looking at the Morebeer site, they sell domestic 2-row for $1.29/lb.  X 50 = $64.50.  If they get the same price as I get from Country Malt group, they are paying less than $25 for a sack.


and I'm guessing they get a slightly better price than you do. I figure morebeer is likely ordering 100X what you do, if not 1000X.

I never intended to imply these guys were being in anyway unfair or dishonest. They have to get a profit out of it. 200% or even 300% markup is not unusual in a retail setting.

LOL, you are right.  I would guess they spill more grain in the milling process, than I actually get into the mashtun. 
Title: Re: 5 Gallon Whiskey Soaked Barrels now available!
Post by: thatgeekguy on November 18, 2013, 11:43:19 AM
morticaixavier,

How many barrels to a pallet? I might try to organize a group buy for some of the local clubs here.

I honestly don't remember exactly. it was around 20 I believe. Balcones, at least at the time was sending them with a stand.

Thanks, I dropped them a line and am waiting to hear back.
Title: Re: 5 Gallon Whiskey Soaked Barrels now available!
Post by: thatgeekguy on November 25, 2013, 11:20:31 AM
Nice people at Balcones, quick response to my questions. Will be putting in a club order for about three dozen at a great price, and drive up to pick them up when they're ready.
Title: Re: 5 Gallon Whiskey Soaked Barrels now available!
Post by: morticaixavier on November 25, 2013, 11:31:06 AM
Nice people at Balcones, quick response to my questions. Will be putting in a club order for about three dozen at a great price, and drive up to pick them up when they're ready.

cool! enjoy. I got one of the Rumble barrels and did a couple really nice barley/wheat wines in it. I also did a pretty low alcohol rye stout in it for a few weeks and that turned out amazing. Mine is now a sour barrel.

Overall I think I ran 3 batches through mine clean and then put the sour beer in and started a solera project. works out to < 20 bucks a batch if you don't count the solera.
Title: Re: 5 Gallon Whiskey Soaked Barrels now available!
Post by: resto3 on November 26, 2013, 01:59:52 AM
Contact details for Balcones??  Much thanks!!
Title: Re: 5 Gallon Whiskey Soaked Barrels now available!
Post by: morticaixavier on November 26, 2013, 08:27:09 AM
Contact details for Balcones??  Much thanks!!
http://www.balconesdistilling.com/

Title: Re: 5 Gallon Whiskey Soaked Barrels now available!
Post by: thatgeekguy on November 27, 2013, 11:49:21 AM
Contact details for Balcones??  Much thanks!!

I had sent a PM to Balcones via their Facebook page and got an answer back within moments from the founder/owner. he directed me to contact his warehouse manager who handles the barrel sales. His name is Jared, jaredhimstedt@balconesdistilling.com

Minimum purchase of a pallet of 27 barrels, you're in charge of arranging your own shipping which can be pricey depending on where you are. I'm close enough to drive up and get them myself. They don't always have barrels available, could take 2 - 3 weeks and they need payment in advance if you want them to reserve them for you.
Title: Re: 5 Gallon Whiskey Soaked Barrels now available!
Post by: resto3 on December 13, 2013, 10:52:13 AM
Are any other sizes availabe?  I would consider a 15 gallon or larger around February 2014. 
Title: Re: 5 Gallon Whiskey Soaked Barrels now available!
Post by: reverseapachemaster on December 14, 2013, 12:37:58 PM
I think Balcones only does five gallon barrels but other distillers sell 8-15 gallon barrels.
Title: Re: 5 Gallon Whiskey Soaked Barrels now available!
Post by: homebrewing on November 26, 2015, 10:35:28 AM
Our barrels are back in stock and we are having a Black Barrel Friday sale - $99 - www.barrels.cc
Title: Re: 5 Gallon Whiskey Soaked Barrels now available!
Post by: heavydeadlifts on November 26, 2015, 11:57:54 AM
i just bought one, I already have one that I bought, it has put out a hell of a bourbon barrel RIS, now has a robust porter in it....I love these barrels


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