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Old 01-04-2012, 04:37 AM   #1
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Does anyone know where I could find used 5 gallon whiskey barrel? And how much could I expect to pay for one.

 
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Old 01-04-2012, 04:44 AM   #2
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I don't believe you will find a 5 gallon whiskey barrel any commercial Distillery will be using something much larger and 5 gallons is much too small to be economically for any good distillery.

 
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Old 01-04-2012, 04:46 AM   #3
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they're probably hard to find but you can get one for around $200 or less. (thats what i seen them go for)

 
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Old 01-04-2012, 04:55 AM   #4
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I believe they are one the advertisers here:

Barrels | Woodinville Whiskey Company

 
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Old 01-04-2012, 01:54 PM   #5
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Adventures in Homebrewing just had some for $75, though they are sold out now. I just missed getting one and am hoping they'll get them in stock again...

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Old 01-04-2012, 06:44 PM   #6
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Whiskey barrels pop up in this thread quite often. Just keep watching it.

 
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Old 01-04-2012, 07:51 PM   #7
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Whiskey barrels pop up in this thread quite often. Just keep watching it.
Yeah, I was going to mention this guy as well. I think he gets them from a distillery in Madison, WI (Old Sugar Distillery) that ages in 5 gal barrels. First thing I thought when I toured was what they did with the old ones. I know originally they were doing mostly honey liquor and rum, but they've been putting out a sorghum whiskey just recently, so if you keep an eye on that thread you might be in luck.

 
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Old 01-04-2012, 11:58 PM   #8
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Tuthilltown Spirits Barrels

They have 5 gallons with honey-comb inserts listed now, I have also seen 5 gallon barrels without the inserts (which is what I'd be more interested in, I think the honeycombs would just give wayyyyyy too much surface area). The non-honecomb variety were listed for about $120 I think.

I've never purchased anything from them so I can't vouch for them. I was going to but I've recently been promised a 5-gallon barrel from a small distillery here in Florida.

 
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Old 01-05-2012, 12:03 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by tim2akat2 View Post
I don't believe you will find a 5 gallon whiskey barrel any commercial Distillery will be using something much larger and 5 gallons is much too small to be economically for any good distillery.
Actually a large number of craft/small batch distillers are using smaller barrels as the time for a product to mature is shortened with more liquid being in contact with the barrel.

 
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Old 01-05-2012, 12:04 AM   #10
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eBay has some on there. You can even get a custom engraved one. I don't recall the price but they have a lot of different sizes.

 
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