• USED 5 GALLON OAK WHISKEY BARREL (actual shipping item)

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Item #: B03
Our Price: $139.99
In Stock, Will Ship On 02/25/2018.
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Have you ever wanted to make a true whiskey barrel stout, or an oak aged barleywine? We now have 5 gallon American Oak whiskey barrels from a leading craft distillery. These impart a deep whisky/bourbon-oak flavor and are perfect for aging your strong ales, and also ideal for sour ales. These are once used barrels which have stored Balcone's premium craft whiskey and bourbon for at least 1 year before being drained. Wood stands are included. These were dumped on 11/29/17, and contained Balcone's Blue Corn whiskey for over a year.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  Note that wood barrels are imperfect, and may leak when initially filled, particularly if they are not filled within two weeks of receiving. We do not guarantee against leakage, but leaking barrels can be repaired by rehydration or wood plugs, check YouTube for instructional videos. Always fill a barrel with water and leave for 24 hours before use to check for leaks.

For more information before ordering, open this pdf about barrel preparation, care, leak repair, and storage:  


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by larry burrow
on 2/23/2018
from Missouri
Very good
by I-wa
on 2/12/2018
from Wisconsin
Not for Maple Syrup
I put 5 gallons of maple syrup in my barrel as soon as I got it. Seemed great! But the longer the syrup was in the barrel the more it started to sep syrup. I assume the syrup was to thick to keep the barrel hydrated. I then put it in a tube of water thinking the water pressure would stop the leaking. It did, but as soon as I removed the syrup the barrel dried out very fast. I removed the syrup a lot sooner than I had planned. I wanted to put a stout in after the syrup, but am now soaking the barrel in warm water to hydrate it. This is not a very good barrel. I don't believe the whisky was left in long enough to begin with. The staves are very thin. Which also could be part of the reason the barrel drys out so quickly. I WON"T order again!
by glen harms
on 2/2/2018
from renville mn
oak whiskey barrel
I saved the water used to rehydrate barrel, smelled so good I tried  it to make my morning coffee. good coffee. filled with a barleywine
by Mickey
on 1/16/2018
from NC
Great barrel
Barrel was great. It was dumped about 1 month before I got it( date written on barrel) Pop out the bung and it was holding pressure so it was nice and tight. 
by Brad Bogenrief
on 11/5/2017
from Madison Wisconsin
Followed instructions included with barrel. When I filled with water it leaked in several places, but after about an hour the wood had swollen and the leaks stopped. I did buy some barrel was from my LHBS but have not needed it. Will be transferring 5g of my Imperial stout to the barrel this afternoon and let it set for about a month.
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2/21/2018 9:00:57 PM
What temp do you let beers ferment/age at in one of these? I've seen barrels at breweries almost at room temp there, but I wasn't sure what the proper temp range is, would like to know before taking the plunge.
Room temperature is fine for ales, just consider this another aging vessel, and age your beer at the temperature you have previously aged it at. So 55° to 68° F would be a very safe range.
2/18/2018 3:11:23 PM
I am planning on putting a nice Irish Rad Ale in this just got it a couple of days ago. What is the best way to drain after aging? How long do you think it should sit in the barrel?
Siphoning works well, and avoids any sediment that may settle on the bottom of the barrel during aging. One to two months is usually a good contact time for aging.
1/25/2018 7:27:25 PM
I want to use for maple bourbon syrup this is going to be first year an can I by a gallon of Jim beam an keep turning barrel until I’m ready to fill with syrup of course will drain an enjoy before I fill with syrup
You could do this if want more whiskey flavor out of the barrel. This should not hurt anything.
9/16/2017 7:28:36 AM
Does it come with the bung?
Yes, it comes with a silicone bung.
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