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Used Balcones Distilling 5 Gallon Oak Whiskey Barrels – Back in Stock

used 5 gallon whiskey barrels

5 Gallon Whiskey Barrels from Balcones Distilling in Waco TX.  These barrels are aged with Award Winning Whiskey for a minimum of 6 months.  They are recently dumped and ready to be filled with your homebrew – consider a stout, porter, amber, brown or barleywine.  Made of American Oak.  Can be used multiple times for clean fermentation with proper care.  Comes with a stand and rubber bung.

We’ve featured 5, 10 and 15 gallon size kettles in the past.  Used barrels are popular.  This 5 gallon size seems to be the most popular.  It’s good size to fill and store.  Along those lines, availability of these barrels can be touch and go.

A free barrel brewing guide (in downloadable pdf format) is also available on the barrel page.  It is… An overview of barrel anatomy, wood types, first-use prep list, cleaning, storing, aging beer, fermenting and souring in oak barrels.

Demand for the 5 gallon size is generally high.  These have been out of stock for a good bit.  They are available again for $129.99 + $20 shipping as of this posting.

5 Gallon Used Whiskey Barrel

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New: Anvil Ferment in a Kettle Add On! + Anvil Kettle Review


Anvil Brewing Equipment, a collaboration between John Blichmann and John Palmer, has released their new FIAK (Ferment In a Kettle) kit for Anvil Brew Kettles [Review].

The add on turns Anvil Brewing Kettles into UniVessel Brew Kettles and Fermenters.  They are available in several sizes depending on what size Anvil Kettle you have.

Anvil FIAK Kits start at just $20.99 at Great Fermentations and qualify for their flat rate shipping

By Size: 5.5 || 7.5 || 10 || 15 || 20

Check out the Complete Anvil Lineup – Kettles, Burner, False Bottoms, Ball Valves, Dip Tubes, Thermometers, Mash and Stirring Gear and Scales.

AlsoHands on Review: Anvil Brewing Equipment Brew Kettle!


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Small Batch Brewing: Free Fermenting Bucket with 2.5 Gallon Kit Purchase


For a limited time, love2brew is giving away a free 3.5 gallon fermenting bucket (lid sold separately) when you buy any 2.5 gallon beer recipe kit.  Small batch brewing is fun and easy.  Use coupon code TESTBATCH to get the deal.  This bundles with free shipping on $75 orders.

Full details – Free 3.5 Gallon Fermenting Bucket with 2.5 Gallon Recipe

Also from love2brew… East Coast Yeast – love2brew is one of the few shops that has access to ECY.

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Chapman Equipment 7 Gallon UniVessel SteelTank Fermenter and Kettle


7 Gallon Stainless Steel Fermenter by Chapman Brewing Equipment.  Pressed Gallon Markings,  Easy to clean.  Perfect for 5 gallon homebrew batches.  12″ inner diameter, 16″ height (14″ diameter at widest point and 20″ height including ball valve and airlock).

This is a UniVessel fermenter because it can double as a kettle.  You can boil and ferment in the same vessel.

Chapman 7 Gallon Stainless Steel Fermenter (Portless)

Also7 Gallon Stainless SteelTank Fermenter (Ported) | 14 Gallon Stainless SteelTank Fermenter | Chapman Brewing Equipment’s Website | Hands On: Chapman Brewing SteelTank Fermenter!

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7.5 Gallon Temp Controlled Conical – Save $300


7.5 Gallon Heated and Cooled Conical from MoreBeer

More Info

from MoreBeer…

Ferment 5 gallon batches of beer in these beautiful conical fermenters, and control the temperature of your fermenting beer to within 1 degree, any time of the year! The included Dual-Stage Controller will simultaneously control both the cooling unit and the 40-Watt heater. The cooling unit mounts to the outside of the cone with no internal contact with the beer. The cooling is extremely gentle on your yeast, changing wort temperatures at about a degree an hour. It can get to and hold your ale fermentation temperatures of 65-72 Fahrenheit all the way up to ambient temps of 100 Fahrenheit. In addition, it can get to and hold lager fermentation temperatures of 48-52 Fahrenheit all the way up to ambient temperatures of 80 Fahrenheit.

The Leg Extension Option (CONP770) is needed if you wish to gravity feed into a keg. If you would like to use CO2 to push your beer into a keg, you will need the CO2 Adapter Package (CONP775).

Cooling is made to work with 5 to 6 gallon batches.  Please note that when dropping temperature, your fermenting wort will contract and may pull liquid from your blowoff bucket into the fermentor.  This may also occur when dumping trub from the bottom port, or when racking from the racking arm.

Our conicals come with amazing standard features that makes them light years beyond other conicals on the market, and combined with our new set of options, you can configure them to fit your exact brewing needs! MoreBeer! Stainless Conical Fermentors come with these great features:

  • Control the temperature of your beer, any time of the year
  • Removable foam insulation
  • 304 Stainless Steel
  • Commercial-quality gasket made from durable, food-grade silicone
  • Low profile stand design
  • 1.5 inch butterfly valve
  • Threadless racking arm with position indicator
  • Professional sanitary sample and transfer valve
  • Cone removes from stand for easy cleaning
  • Domed lid with 3 inch clover fitting at the top
  • Sturdy lid clamp allowing for 5 PSI of pressure
  • Pressure Relief welded right to the lid
  • Includes Stainless Blow Off Assembly Kit with built-in Blow Off Bucket
  • Ability to add options, like leg extensions, wheels, and more!
  • For usuage on US 110v
  • .8 amp AC
  • Dimensions: 43″ H (with Blow Off Assembly) x 18″ W


Product Description – Here – Use coupon code BEERDEAL to get this discount.

Availability: This is a More Beer Deal of the Day. Quantities are limited. Check the Deal of the Day section Here to see if this is still available.

7.5 Gallon Conical Fermenter – Heated and Cooled CON207 – $1,699.99 $1,399.99 + Free Shipping

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15.9 Gallon Speidel Fermenter – $73.99! – Best Price + Hands on Review

The very popular 15.9 Gallon Speidel Fermenter is More Beer’s Deal of the Day.  At $73.99, this is the lowest Deal of the Day price I’ve seen by $1.

Speidel Plastic Fermenter - 60L (15.9 gal)

Speidel Fermenters are made from heavy duty HDPE, durable and resistant to oxygen transfer.  They have built in handles, All ports seal with gaskets.  Quality German manufacturing.

I own both 5.3 and 7.9 gallon Speidels.  They are great Fermenters.  Check out my Hands On Review of the 5.3 and 7.9 gallon sizes.  See the whole line including replacement parts.

Product Description – Here.  Use coupon code BEERDEAL to get this discount.

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Speidel Plastic Fermenter – 60L (15.9 gal) FE720 – $89.99 $73.99 + Free Shipping

Speidels are great fermenters packed with features.  Heavy Duty HDPE Construction – durable and resistant to oxygen transfer,  Safe – no glass breakage risk, built in handles, large lid opening means easy cleaning, all ports seal with gaskets, includes spigot (no more siphoning) and 2 Piece Speidel airlock.  Designed and manufactured in Germany.  Available in sizes from 3.2 gallons all the way up to 31.7 gallons.

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Ends Soon: FerMonster Fermenters – from $23.99 for HBF Readers


MoreBeer is discounting Large Mouth FerMonster Fermenters by $5 for HBF Readers.  Applies to both 6 and 7 gallon sizes.  That means prices start at just $23.99!  Shipping is also free with a $59 order.

Since MoreBeer’s cart accepts multiple promo codes you can get in on this and their Deal of the Day (while supplies last).

from MoreBeer… The Fermonster is a brand new fermenter designed specifically for fermentation. MoreBeer! gave product feedback for over 2 years of development and we think they nailed the design. The large lid allows for easy filling and makes hop or oak additions a breeze. The smooth sides are fantastic for sanitization – no ribs or texture to collect yeast or bacteria.  The 6 gallon size is great for most fermentations, and the larger 7 gallon is available for even bigger beers. The punted bottom allows sediment to collect to the sides so that you can siphon liquid from the center.  Because they are made from vigin PET plastic they nearly unbreakable and a lot safer than similar glass carboys. Also notice the conical top which reduces surface area if you plan to store beer or wine long term.

Made from heavy PET plastic, the same material used in 2 L soda bottles, which is nearly impermeable to oxygen penetration.  Due to the thicknes of the material and the overall geometry the Fermonster does not require ribs or dimples for stability.  That results in a super smooth interior surface that reduces yeast and sediment buildup making it the easiest to clean, most sanitary PET carboy on the market.  The huge 4″ opening makes filling a breeze, and cleanup is as easy as wiping down the inside.  Fermonsters are easily moved by hand or consider using our Carboy Carrier for even greater ease of use.

These fermentors are completely air-tight and the lids sealed tight with an O-Ring.  Additional O-Rings and Lids both with and without holes are available for purchase, see our You Might Also Need items below.


  • 4″ wide mouth carboy – easy to clean!
  • Food grade PET plastic construction is nearly impermeable to oxygen penetration
  • No hard to clean dimples or ribs
  • Volume Markers at 5 and 6 Gallons
  • Punted bottom
  • O-Ring and Lid with one hole is included
  • Additional O-Rings and Lids available
  • Weight: 1.5 lbs
  • Temperature Limit: 140° F

Fermonster Fermenters at More Beer – use coupon code MONSTER5 to get $5 off either size

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