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Barrel Stand
« on: January 08, 2013, 05:55:45 PM »
A good friend and club member built this nice stand for my Woodinville Whiskey Co. barrels, purchased through our club's recent group buy.  I have one more barrel coming from the next batch of barrels after the bourbon is dumped in another week or so.  The barrels on the bottom shelf still need wedges to cradle them.

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Re: Barrel Stand
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2013, 06:20:23 PM »
Sweet.  I'm jealous.
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Re: Barrel Stand
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2013, 06:45:41 PM »
Very nice Steve!

I just built one myself.  :)
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Re: Barrel Stand
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2013, 10:38:24 PM »
On casters??? In case you need to move it.....
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Re: Barrel Stand
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2013, 10:47:23 PM »
I'd love to see some more pics of home built stands.  I need to build some up and had bookmarked my favorite design but maybe someone has a better idea.

Here is the site I was going to copy from: http://www.vinesugar.com/blog/entry/331

I really like having them individually on casters to be able to move around.  The 15 gallon ones aren't bad to lift with some help but would be really nice just to be able to wheel them around.

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Re: Barrel Stand
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2013, 11:03:18 PM »
Old news but still holding together and supporting a full cask of goodness....
http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=1834.0
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Re: Barrel Stand
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2013, 11:36:21 PM »
On casters??? In case you need to move it.....

That would have been a good idea.  However, there was a bit of beer involved in the design phase.  So the casters were left out.  The missing cup holders OTOH will be easier to retrofit.   ;D

Here is the site I was going to copy from: http://www.vinesugar.com/blog/entry/331

I really like having them individually on casters to be able to move around.  The 15 gallon ones aren't bad to lift with some help but would be really nice just to be able to wheel them around.

I saw that plan too.  Originally I wanted all the barrels to be high enough to siphon into kegs or carboys.  But the two lower barrels can be emptied with a little push from CO2 thru a double-drilled stopper.  I am leery of using a pump on finished beer.
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Re: Barrel Stand
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2013, 07:00:34 AM »
That would be my choice of method to move beer around.
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