Originally Posted by rootbrewskies
Victory Brewing is selling bourbon barrels that held Dark Intrigue over the summer. Barrels will be sold for $40.
The barrels hold 53 gallons and are 2.5ft by 3ft.
I know I have seen mini barrels that can be bought for homebrewers to age stuff in, but could these be used? or is this more practical for making a table or something.
If these were fresh bourbon barrels, I'd snap one up in a heartbeat, brew up 40 gallons RIS with a massive lactose addition, and age it out for 6 months or so. (Hell, even if I had to do it 5 gallons at a time.)
Given that these have already been used by a brewery, I'd be concerned that there might be a lot of flavor left in them that may or may not be desirable for my plans. Also that some of the flavors that I WOULD want from an oak bourbon barrel have already been pulled out...
Still, that seems dirt cheap. Might have to do a little research on that beer and maybe take a shot at one.