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Old 03-17-2011, 05:48 AM   #21
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Mine is supposed to show up tomorrow! I will be making an imperial stout this weekend to throw in it.

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Old 03-17-2011, 07:06 AM   #22
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I got mine Monday. Both in great shape. Put a gallon of bourbon in each right away. My brother and I brewed up some massive imperial stouts to put in them for a few months. My OG was 1.146. Hoping to get down to around 1.030 over the next month. Thanks again. I'll come up by you guys to try my brew when its done. September-ish...

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Old 03-17-2011, 09:36 PM   #23
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Any left? Shipping to 02105?

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Old 03-18-2011, 02:24 PM   #24
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These barrels are awesome. I love mine. I cant wait to put in my barleywine.

This is actually the only piece of brew gear I have that SWMBO will let me have in the house, out in the open. It is in such good shape, she is using it as a decoration in the house while it will age my beer!

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Old 03-18-2011, 02:26 PM   #25
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John, I sent you an email yesterday, if you have one left Ill take it. Brandon. I can probably even pick it up this week.

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Old 03-18-2011, 04:51 PM   #26
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To anyone who has one of these or a similar barrel- what is the process of getting one of these ready to store beer? I've never used barrels for aging before and want to make sure I take the appropriate steps.

thanks!

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Old 03-18-2011, 10:54 PM   #27
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I asked the same question of a professional brewer buddy of mine who works exclusively in barrels. Here's the response I got:

"OK, so your starting off with a "clean" barrel as it still has spirit in it. Make sure the barrel is hard bunged with wood or has a solid bung, wedged in tight in the bung hole. Don't remove it to smell the barrel no matter how much you want to... or try not to too much at least. Since it has spirit in it, that spirit is sitting down in the bottom not protecting the other parts. The spirit and keeping the barrel sealed is the best protection for now. You want to keep that spirit character, so you don't want to clean just maintain how it is now. Roll the barrel around every few days so that you are evenly dispersing the spirit around keeping the barrel soaked and the spirit everywhere to stop any bugs that may have fallen inside the barrel when the barrel was emptied and at any other time during its usage and transport etc...

Try to maintain the barrel like this and get it filled with beer as soon as possible. After brewing each batch depending on how many it takes to fill the barrel, transfer from the fermenter to the barrel. don't let any transfer hose or device touch any part of the outside of the barrel. Transfer the beer quick, be sanitary using 70% rubbing alcohol to spray parts, use gloves spray the alcohol around surfaces before and after and then spray the bung before you put it back into the barrel bung hole with alcohol as well. Also this all presumes the beer is bacteria free as well. So when you brew, chill the beer quickly in a well cleaned and sanitized fermenter and don't remove the airlock at any time to allow surrounding air in. "

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Old 03-18-2011, 11:56 PM   #28
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Hey guys,
Looks like we will be getting 3 5 gallon heavy char rum barrels from the distillers in March.

These are slightly different (thicker staves) and more expensive than the ones we just sold. If you are interested let me know they will be $115 + shipping.
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Old 03-19-2011, 12:35 AM   #29
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what would shipping be for one of these to 17225

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Old 03-19-2011, 01:26 AM   #30
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Any discount for repeat buyers?? Put me on the list for a rum barrel kind sir.

For everyone else, this seller is a dream to work with. Highly recommended!

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