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morticaixavier:

--- Quote from: 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.

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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

reverseapachemaster:
Well if it was $50/each with shipping then yeah, that's an immense mark up.

homebrewing:
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

morticaixavier:

--- Quote from: 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

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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.

Joe Sr.:
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...

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