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5 Gallon Whiskey Soaked Barrels now available!
« 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
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Re: 5 Gallon Whiskey Soaked Barrels now available!
« Reply #1 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?
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Re: 5 Gallon Whiskey Soaked Barrels now available!
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2012, 10:13:18 AM »
Website says no free shipping.
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Re: 5 Gallon Whiskey Soaked Barrels now available!
« Reply #3 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).
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Re: 5 Gallon Whiskey Soaked Barrels now available!
« Reply #4 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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Re: 5 Gallon Whiskey Soaked Barrels now available!
« Reply #5 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
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Re: 5 Gallon Whiskey Soaked Barrels now available!
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2012, 07:59:31 AM »
Well if it was $50/each with shipping then yeah, that's an immense mark up.
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Re: 5 Gallon Whiskey Soaked Barrels now available!
« Reply #7 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.

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Re: 5 Gallon Whiskey Soaked Barrels now available!
« Reply #8 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.
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Re: 5 Gallon Whiskey Soaked Barrels now available!
« Reply #9 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...
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Re: 5 Gallon Whiskey Soaked Barrels now available!
« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2013, 09:06:30 AM »
These are back in stock, for those looking...
http://www.homebrewing.com/equipment/whiskey-barrel.php
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Re: 5 Gallon Whiskey Soaked Barrels now available!
« Reply #11 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.
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Re: 5 Gallon Whiskey Soaked Barrels now available!
« Reply #12 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.
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Re: 5 Gallon Whiskey Soaked Barrels now available!
« Reply #13 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. 


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Re: 5 Gallon Whiskey Soaked Barrels now available!
« Reply #14 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.
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