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Offline tracebusta

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Anyone ever purchased a barrel from barrelsonline.com?
« on: January 30, 2014, 01:04:43 PM »
I was just curious if anyone has purchased a barrel from http://barrelsonline.com/. If so, what has been your experience like with the barrel? How have your beers turned out? How long have they lasted?

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Re: Anyone ever purchased a barrel from barrelsonline.com?
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2014, 01:55:26 PM »
Prices seem good, but I wouldn't want a spigot. Plus, I would want a used spirits barrel before a new barrel.

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Re: Anyone ever purchased a barrel from barrelsonline.com?
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2014, 04:01:43 PM »
I wouldn't mind having some of those if you could naturally carb in them.  I think a 5l would be fun to have at get togethers.
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Re: Anyone ever purchased a barrel from barrelsonline.com?
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2014, 05:27:26 PM »
I wouldn't mind having some of those if you could naturally carb in them.  I think a 5l would be fun to have at get togethers.

I wonder if you could put a bladder in it of some sort and carb that.  or how about putting a smal 1-2g keg in the barrel and close it back up?

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Re: Anyone ever purchased a barrel from barrelsonline.com?
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2014, 09:44:14 PM »
I bought one 5.28 gallon barrel with brass hops from them.  They did a really nice job burning my logo on the head.  However, the damn thing leaked terrible from the start.  I soaked it in water for days, I soaked it totally submerged in water, I pounded the hops down tighter on the staves.  Still leaked terrible.  They did send me a replacement with steel hops.  This one also leaked terrible from the start.  Now I had two leaky barrels!  Then tried the French method of repeatedly putting boiling water into the keg.  This finally stopped the leaking.  Took me three months working on them to finally make them water tight.  When I look at the staves you can see they do not fit as tight as better made barrels.  After this bad experience I have stayed with used barrels and have had no leakage problems with them.
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Re: Anyone ever purchased a barrel from barrelsonline.com?
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2014, 08:34:51 AM »
I hear leaking is generally a problem with many of the smaller barrel manufacturers on the retail market.
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