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whisky barrels need homes
« on: August 23, 2011, 07:21:13 AM »
Hey guys,

I'm a long-time home brewer and the head distiller at Balcones Distillery here in Texas. Hope this is cool to do this on the forum, but I wanted to make it known that we a greater than normal quantity of recently dumped 20 liter whisky barrels available for sale.  With this summer being as hot as it's been, I'd hate to see them dry out waiting for homes.  These are great barrels for homebrewers not only because of their size, but because they come pretty much sterile and were leak free when they were dumped.  Because they're used, you don't have to worry about over-oaking your beer like you would with a new barrel.

Anyway, if there is some interest, especially from home brew clubs or shops, we could figure out a way to find these barrels good homes.  We try to ship them by the pallet (27-36 barrels / pallet) if we can since individual shipping takes so much time.  We'll try to figure something out if folks out there are interested.

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Chip Tate
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Re: whisky barrels need homes
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2011, 07:47:01 AM »
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« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2011, 09:02:19 AM »
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Re: whisky barrels need homes
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2011, 09:41:29 AM »
Me too
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Re: whisky barrels need homes
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2011, 04:50:27 PM »
How much for a pallet shipped to zip code 49639?  I hate seeing "for-sale" ads etc without some sort of base price... its like driving down the road and you see somebody selling "X" but there is no price on it... just a phone number.  I don't generally waste my time, just like the Lincoln Towncar I "stopped" to look at this morning on the way to work... it was a total waste of MY F#^@$ *!  time...   ::)

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Re: whisky barrels need homes
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2011, 10:46:14 AM »
He's asking 45 a piece for the barrels. shipping I don't know looks like around 300-500 for a pallet.
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Re: whisky barrels need homes
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2011, 12:25:09 PM »
you should be able to get a much better price than that on shipping. Find out the skid size and weight, get the address of the place, and call around to the various trucking companies. (I used to schedule LTL shipments at a former employer and we would ship skids of steel bar cheaper than that.)

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Re: whisky barrels need homes
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2011, 12:45:45 PM »
you should be able to get a much better price than that on shipping. Find out the skid size and weight, get the address of the place, and call around to the various trucking companies. (I used to schedule LTL shipments at a former employer and we would ship skids of steel bar cheaper than that.)
hmm good to know. The best quote we have gotten so far is 230 something for 300 lbs on skid. but from what this guy is saying the total weight is more on the order of 500 lbs. I would guess a skid of steel bar is a bit more than that :)
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Re: whisky barrels need homes
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2011, 02:02:20 PM »
Chip,
     I sent an email through Balcones website & have yet to  recieve a response....
Please let me know if you have barrels for pick up
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Re: whisky barrels need homes
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2011, 05:41:50 AM »
Hello Chip. If you would, please contact me and let's discuss what a pallet of barrels would cost. My local homebrewing supply shop (Adventures in Homebrewing) may be interested. You can reach me either through a message here on the Forum, or at crispy275 at comcast dot net.
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Re: whisky barrels need homes
« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2011, 08:35:26 PM »
Whomever gets a skid, I'd like two barrels......
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Re: whisky barrels need homes
« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2011, 08:52:54 AM »
Hi Chip:

We may have some interest in a pallet to come to the Clearwater/Dunedin area of Florida (using 34683 as a sample zip code).  Several questions:
1)  Shipping cost?
2)  Number of barrels on a pallet (your post says 27-36 - or do we just tell you how many we want?)?
3)  Number of times the barrels were used (I'm assuming one, since it's for a distillery?)?
4)  How long were the spirits in the barrels?
5)  How long since the barrels were emptied?
6)  Do you know what type of oak, or any other history about the barrels?
7)  Are they the 20L barrels with a single wood bung in the side (when laying on the side)?
8)  Cost per barrel?  (I saw someone else mentioning $45)
Thanks.
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Re: whisky barrels need homes
« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2011, 09:03:12 AM »
i could pick up a few.
i am here in in the great state of texas.
i represent a double barrel capacity home brew club named ANONYMOUS ALERS.
We would love even just one.
let us know...thanks!

julian.angon@gmail.com
512-496-8960
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Re: whisky barrels need homes
« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2011, 05:54:12 AM »
I worked with my local homebrew supply store (Adventures in Homebrewing- Ann Arbor, MI) and collectively through a number of local clubs, Jason (the owner) is obtaining 2 full pallets of barrels. He set up a nice on-line pre-order form that allowed him to gauge interest and get financial commitments from club members. We are looking forward to obtaining these in a week or so.
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Re: whisky barrels need homes
« Reply #14 on: September 26, 2011, 09:52:23 PM »
I worked with my local homebrew supply store (Adventures in Homebrewing- Ann Arbor, MI) and collectively through a number of local clubs, Jason (the owner) is obtaining 2 full pallets of barrels. He set up a nice on-line pre-order form that allowed him to gauge interest and get financial commitments from club members. We are looking forward to obtaining these in a week or so.

Any idea when they might get the barrels and start selling them?
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