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Old 03-03-2007, 02:20 AM   #1
Mar 2007
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i'm making a barleywine and i'd love to age it for a year in an oak barrel, hopefully used. anyone know where i might be able to find one? i did find 5 gallon oak barrels at my local homebrew supply shop, but it's about $160 and they're un-used. any suggestions would be appreciated.


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Old 03-03-2007, 02:35 AM   #2
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See if there are any local wineries. There is one in Dallas that sells their used barrels, but Im sure they are all larger than 5 gal.

Good luck.

- magno

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Old 03-03-2007, 02:57 AM   #3
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Five gallon barrels are strictly specialty items. A small wine barrel is 20-30 gallons. Consider a cornie and oak chips. I had the same idea a few years back.
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