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Re: whisky barrels need homes
« Reply #30 on: March 11, 2012, 08:34:48 PM »
Any barrels left?

 Try craigslist grand rapids michigan.  Thought I saw some there about a week ago.

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Re: whisky barrels need homes
« Reply #31 on: March 11, 2012, 11:54:38 PM »
Any barrels left?

Shoot him a PM or even check out the website, just google Balcones distillery. From what I gathered they always have barrels it just may take a few weeks to work everything out. I suspect they are, as the saying goes, busier than a one legged man in an... well you get the idea.

great barrels and good price as long as you have 16 friends who all also want a barrel (you'd be suprised! ;D)
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Re: whisky barrels need homes
« Reply #32 on: March 13, 2012, 10:29:19 AM »
I PM'd them through here, and sent an email through their website.  Our homebrew club wanted to get a palette together, but I've never heard anything back.

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Re: whisky barrels need homes
« Reply #33 on: March 13, 2012, 10:57:23 AM »
I PM'd them through here, and sent an email through their website.  Our homebrew club wanted to get a palette together, but I've never heard anything back.

Try this ;D
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Just finishing up a group by for some local Nebraska clubs this week. Hope to have the barrels soon! 
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Re: whisky barrels need homes
« Reply #34 on: April 06, 2012, 09:40:44 AM »
The Nebraska clubs just received our 3 pallets from Balcones yesterday.  Very impressed.  Barrels are in great condition.  A mix of Blue Corn, Rumble, and Single Malt. Wonderful aromatics. Balcones even included a barrel stand for each barrel!  After freight shipping the cost was $70, a definite steal!  Jared and Chip were great guys to work with and very helpful throughout the process!

Now I just need to find some time to brew up a beer to fill this bad boy with! :D

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Re: whisky barrels need homes
« Reply #35 on: April 06, 2012, 09:46:38 AM »
The Nebraska clubs just received our 3 pallets from Balcones yesterday.  Very impressed.  Barrels are in great condition.  A mix of Blue Corn, Rumble, and Single Malt. Wonderful aromatics. Balcones even included a barrel stand for each barrel!  After freight shipping the cost was $70, a definite steal!  Jared and Chip were great guys to work with and very helpful throughout the process!

Now I just need to find some time to brew up a beer to fill this bad boy with! :D

you will enjoy them. I just put my third beer in my rumble barrel, havn't tasted the second in yet but the first out was amazing. It was an 11% barley wine. second was a 12% 'saison' and the third, in there now is a rye stout (this one was only ~3% going in so it's a different animal entirely.
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Re: whisky barrels need homes
« Reply #36 on: April 09, 2012, 10:40:26 AM »
How long did you leave the first beer in the barrel?
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Re: whisky barrels need homes
« Reply #37 on: April 09, 2012, 01:01:09 PM »
How long did you leave the first beer in the barrel?

first one was in for 6 weeks and ended up with a fairly pronounced barrel character but not over the top. saison was in for closer to 2 months, just tasted the first 'test' bottle this weekend. still very green, not fully carbed up yet but the barrel character was greaty reduced from the first batch, still a little boozy and a touch of oak but not to the same level as the BW.
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