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Old 01-22-2007, 01:17 PM   #1
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Kind of a neat site:
http://www.kentuckybarrels.com/

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Old 01-25-2007, 05:04 AM   #2
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I've been thinking about getting an Oak barrel ever since I had a Stone Oakie bastard. thanks for the link!

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Old 01-25-2007, 12:59 PM   #3
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If you just want an oak barrel, and not necessarily a used barrel, they can be had in many different sizes from various sources. SWMBO got me a 5 gallon toasted oak barrel for Christmas. If you really want a used barrel, they can also be had through the Jack Daniels General Store. No website, but you can call 1-888-221-5225 and ask for Brandi. But only for barrel info.

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Old 01-25-2007, 01:21 PM   #4
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I have been thinking about road tripping to pick up a Jack Daniels barrel soon... I just need to figure out how to strap it to my xterra... heheheee... do you have an rough dimensions of the barrels..?? and any pics..?? Thanks..

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Old 01-25-2007, 04:13 PM   #5
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I've been thinking about buying one of these . . . . link. You could do small batch. In order to get the whiskey flavor, though, you'd have to age a whiskey prior to aging a beer in them.

Pretty cheap, though (relatively speaking, I guess). And very small.

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I've been thinking about buying one of these . . . . link. You could do small batch. In order to get the whiskey flavor, though, you'd have to age a whiskey prior to aging a beer in them.

Pretty cheap, though (relatively speaking, I guess). And very small.
My advice is to do some research before selecting a vendor. I've heard conflicting reports about some of the barrels out there... including those.
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Yeah man, I want to get some barrels in the future. Would love to do a cider in one.

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Old 01-26-2007, 12:04 AM   #8
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I too have been thinking about aging something in charred oak but not keen on the ~$140 cost of a 5 gallon barrel. I think I'm going to get some oak chips and roast them in the oven or on the grill before adding to a secondary...once I perfect a balance of recipie and aging, maybe I'll get one?

Might be something to ask for a birthday...

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You can get the chips already toasted and drop them into a sanitized jar with some really good bourbon. Be sure to keep them covered as they will absorb some of the bourbon.
I had them soaking for over 7 months. drained off the bourbon and racked ontop of the cubes. Worked out really nice.

Altho I am considering getting one of the used barrels when I switch over to all grain and larger than 10 galon batches. Get a few in secondary untill I have enough to fill a barrel.

Or like Beer4breakfast suggested, get one of the guys from the LHBS (does 25 gal batches) and the owner to brew and combining them in the barrel.

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I bought two half barrels from them for planters in my garden. They send them by FedEx. If I remember right, shipping alone was over $60. Someday I'm going to buy a bundle of staves and make a wine rack.

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