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Used Barrels
« on: February 10, 2017, 10:35:19 PM »
Afternoon,

I was wondering what is the best way to get barrels used for bourbon, whiskey, etc? Is there some website that specializes in selling them? I know they aren't cheap but I am interested in maybe getting one for some homebrew.

In my case I am looking for a tequila barrel. So if you happen to be selling one I would love to buy it.  ;D

Thanks for any info.
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Re: Used Barrels
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2017, 10:27:13 PM »
Tequila is consumed so young, do they even put it in barrels?
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Re: Used Barrels
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2017, 02:02:15 AM »
Tequila is consumed so young, do they even put it in barrels?

They sure do.  Only white tequila is not aged in barrels.  The difference between reposado and anejo is time in a barrel.
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Re: Used Barrels
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2017, 03:34:21 AM »
Tequila is consumed so young, do they even put it in barrels?

They sure do.  Only white tequila is not aged in barrels.  The difference between reposado and anejo is time in a barrel.
OK, I'll agree except that the difference between reposado and anejo is that anejo is not worth drinking.   ???

Boy!  Did we derail this thread!  Sorry!
 
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Re: Used Barrels
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2017, 02:31:50 PM »
Afternoon,

I was wondering what is the best way to get barrels used for bourbon, whiskey, etc? Is there some website that specializes in selling them? I know they aren't cheap but I am interested in maybe getting one for some homebrew.

In my case I am looking for a tequila barrel. So if you happen to be selling one I would love to buy it.  ;D

Thanks for any info.

What size? There is an ad for 8 gallon Woodinville Whiskey barrels on the forum banner right now. These are awesome barrels. I've used a couple of them.

There are brokers for 50+ gallon barrels. If you PM me I can look to find my contact info on Monday.

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Re: Used Barrels
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2017, 04:03:58 PM »
Afternoon,

I was wondering what is the best way to get barrels used for bourbon, whiskey, etc? Is there some website that specializes in selling them? I know they aren't cheap but I am interested in maybe getting one for some homebrew.

In my case I am looking for a tequila barrel. So if you happen to be selling one I would love to buy it.  ;D

Thanks for any info.

What size? There is an ad for 8 gallon Woodinville Whiskey barrels on the forum banner right now. These are awesome barrels. I've used a couple of them.

There are brokers for 50+ gallon barrels. If you PM me I can look to find my contact info on Monday.

8 gallons would be fine since I am just starting out. I didn't see any banner ads but if you could post a link that would be great.

Also no worries about derailing the thread a bit with tequila talk. I didn't know the exact versions that were barreled. Learn something everyday  ;D
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Re: Used Barrels
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2017, 04:56:54 PM »
A few whiskey distilleries sell 5-15 gallon barrels directly off their website (Woodinville, Corsair). Some of the homebrew shops sell whiskey barrels from distilleries including Balcones (TX), Ranger Creek (TX), Dad's Hat (PA). I believe Farmhouse Brewing Supply gets various other types of barrels and advertises them on HBT. A lot of craft distilleries with these smaller barrels will sell direct if you contact them.

Tequila barrels are going to be tough to find. Tequila is only made in Mexico and mostly in full size barrels. Tequila is usually aged in used bourbon/whiskey barrels so you could always pick up a whiskey barrel, run a beer through it, add some tequila to it and get pretty close to an actual tequila barrel.
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Re: Used Barrels
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2017, 08:30:02 PM »
A few whiskey distilleries sell 5-15 gallon barrels directly off their website (Woodinville, Corsair). Some of the homebrew shops sell whiskey barrels from distilleries including Balcones (TX), Ranger Creek (TX), Dad's Hat (PA). I believe Farmhouse Brewing Supply gets various other types of barrels and advertises them on HBT. A lot of craft distilleries with these smaller barrels will sell direct if you contact them.

Tequila barrels are going to be tough to find. Tequila is only made in Mexico and mostly in full size barrels. Tequila is usually aged in used bourbon/whiskey barrels so you could always pick up a whiskey barrel, run a beer through it, add some tequila to it and get pretty close to an actual tequila barrel.

Thanks for the suggestion.

My current plan is to get a smaller oak barrel and just age my own tequila in it for several months. But I might also give your plan a try.....would probably save me some time.
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