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Barrel source?
« on: November 30, 2011, 04:00:19 PM »
Anyone have a good recommendation (source) for procuring a barrel for aging ales?

I know of http://www.barrelsonline.com/, but I thought I'd ask the forum members before I make the leap.

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Re: Barrel source?
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2011, 04:31:03 PM »
They head distiller from balcones posted on here a while back and my club made a group buy. they were 20L barrels and it worked out to about $55 per barrel shipped. They are very fresh and smell lovely. My first batch is still in there so I can't speak to the flavour contribution. He says he had them regularly. In fact my club is already organizing the next round.

They have three or four regular products and the barrels will have had 1 or 2 types in them at times (they use each barrel for 2 batches before disposing of them) One of the products is a peated whisky though so you might want to check with him about that unless you don't mind the peat.
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Re: Barrel source?
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2011, 08:28:54 PM »
I've thought a couple of times of maybe trying one of these out if I ever decide to grab a new barrel:

https://morebeer.com/view_product/11050//Barrel_-_New_Oak_-__Vadai_Hungarian_-_23L_61gal

From the description it seems like it would be a more restrained flavor than a new American or French barrel.
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Re: Barrel source?
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2011, 06:01:01 AM »
Thanks.

I've seen morebeer's barrels and will take them into consideration as well. Sounds like a quality barrel for sure. Looks like the wood is aged for three years prior to manufacturing.
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Re: Barrel source?
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2011, 06:20:11 AM »
http://www.thebarrelmill.com/

http://www.blackswanbarrels.com/


I have a few barrel mill barrels, and can speak for their quality.


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Re: Barrel source?
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2011, 08:25:25 AM »
http://www.thebarrelmill.com/

http://www.blackswanbarrels.com/


I have a few barrel mill barrels, and can speak for their quality.


Sorry for the cheesy picture but it was taken for a NY times article.



nice set up! do you have a cold room on the other side of that wall with the taps?
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Re: Barrel source?
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2011, 08:44:30 AM »
http://www.woodinvillewhiskeyco.com/barrels/

I believe this is the place Tom S. got his recent barrel.  The price doesn't seem too bad.

Not sure if you're looking for new or not, though.
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Re: Barrel source?
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2011, 08:50:11 AM »
http://www.woodinvillewhiskeyco.com/barrels/

I believe this is the place Tom S. got his recent barrel.  The price doesn't seem too bad.

Not sure if you're looking for new or not, though.

I paid $45 for my used barrel from balcones. But they prefer to sell in bulk.
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Re: Barrel source?
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2011, 10:08:27 AM »
http://www.woodinvillewhiskeyco.com/barrels/

I believe this is the place Tom S. got his recent barrel.  The price doesn't seem too bad.

Not sure if you're looking for new or not, though.

Thanks...I don't have to have a new one. I'll consider this source.
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Re: Barrel source?
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2011, 10:09:27 AM »
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Re: Barrel source?
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2011, 10:29:22 AM »
http://www.woodinvillewhiskeyco.com/barrels/

I believe this is the place Tom S. got his recent barrel.  The price doesn't seem too bad.

Not sure if you're looking for new or not, though.

Thanks...I don't have to have a new one. I'll consider this source.
It's a long way to ship from WA to DE. ;)  It might be worth it though.

I paid $45 for my used barrel from balcones. But they prefer to sell in bulk.
That's definitely a good deal, had I known I might not have gotten the one I did.  But I'm still happy with it. :)
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Re: Barrel source?
« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2011, 10:30:00 AM »
Sorry for the cheesy picture but it was taken for a NY times article.
And?  Where's a link to the article?  Come on man!
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Re: Barrel source?
« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2011, 12:03:20 PM »
I paid $45 for my used barrel from balcones. But they prefer to sell in bulk.
That's definitely a good deal, had I known I might not have gotten the one I did.  But I'm still happy with it. :)

Looking at the woodenville site the one difference is that woodenville only uses each barrel for 1 fill while baclones uses each for 2 fills so that might make a difference. I am counting on it making some differnce as I have a BW in there for nearly three weeks now and it's going to be super oakey if that second fill didn't strip more of the oak.
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Re: Barrel source?
« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2011, 12:10:21 PM »
I'd like to make a batch of Denny's VBIP and secondary in a barrel for some predetermined amount of time. A barleywine would also be a good candidate.
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