Ss Brewing Technologies Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Hops Growing > Growing hops in a whiskey barrel with casters
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-28-2013, 02:15 AM   #1
Rami
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 33
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default Growing hops in a whiskey barrel with casters

I found a JD whiskey barrel at Lowes today, they had about 20 in stock, and decided to give a shot at growing centennial. I just planted 5 cascade rhizomes the other day in ground at a different location and wanted to try growing at my house in the city...hence the barrel.

My backyard is mostly concrete, so i threw some casters on there to get it around super easy. Two of the casters have wheel locks to keep it from rolling. We get those earthquakes out here ya know...





__________________
Rami is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-28-2013, 10:30 PM   #2
60sd
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Manteca, CA
Posts: 86
Liked 5 Times on 4 Posts

Default

looks like you already got the dirt in the barrels... I did the same thing last year and the first time I tried to move the barrel, the casters broke (5 min after I filled the barrel with soil) For anyone thinking of doing this, it seems like a great idea, just spend the bucks for decent casters! Looks good!

__________________
60sd is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-02-2013, 03:09 AM   #3
Rami
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 33
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 60sd View Post
looks like you already got the dirt in the barrels... I did the same thing last year and the first time I tried to move the barrel, the casters broke (5 min after I filled the barrel with soil) For anyone thinking of doing this, it seems like a great idea, just spend the bucks for decent casters! Looks good!

Yes. Good advice. The casters I used are rated at 125lb each. I made sure to get decent ones. They do sell cheap ones so make sure to buy the proper rating and to use washers with your bolts. This thing is heavy when everything adds up.
__________________
Rami is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-02-2013, 12:47 PM   #4
BrothOfVigor
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Idaho Falls, ID
Posts: 81
Liked 12 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

I wish i put casters on mine

If its not too late it'd be a good idea to drill some drainage holes in the bottom. Unsurprisingly these planters are pretty good at holding water!

__________________
BrothOfVigor is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-04-2013, 03:23 PM   #5
60sd
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Manteca, CA
Posts: 86
Liked 5 Times on 4 Posts

Default

Good call on the drainage holes. I used a spade bit to drill several holes, then lined the barrel with weed blocker to prevent soil and roots from coming out the bottom. I probably have a total of 3 square feet of dirt in my backyard, so anything I grow has to be in a planter. The weed blocker over drainage holes has worked great and keeps my deck clean.

__________________
60sd is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
NB Bourbon Barrel Porter vs. AHB Whiskey Barrel msinning Extract Brewing 12 06-17-2013 10:41 AM
Whiskey Barrel flavor without a whiskey barrel? Otterella Recipes/Ingredients 6 11-27-2012 01:51 PM
Brewer's Best Whiskey Barrel Stout - goofed on adding the Whiskey Barrel Chips BigDaveZJ Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 16 11-14-2012 01:09 PM
5 gallon rum barrel, can I switch it to a whiskey barrel? Atl300zx Equipment/Sanitation 3 11-08-2011 11:18 AM
Got me a Whiskey Barrel jaymack Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 9 03-21-2006 08:07 AM