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15 Gallon Used Whiskey Barrels for your Homebrew! – IN STOCK

Used 15 gallon Whiskey Barrel

Used 15 gallon Whiskey Barrel via Adventures in Homebrewing

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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

These once-filled oak whiskey barrels have a #3 char inside and will impart whiskey taste and aroma, and improve the depth of flavor and complexity of your next beer.

The barrels do not include a stand.

The barrels will be shipped directly from Austin, TX to you. These barrels are in extremely limited supply. Once they are gone, they are gone.


 

  • Availability of these barrels is touch and go.  Supplies are usually very limited when they do become available.  Check the product page for current price and availability.
  • Beyond just being in stock, it’s discounted by $30 to $129.99.
  • Bonus, 5% Back: Get the equivalent to about 5% back on nearly everything via AIH’s Rewards Program

Used 15 gallon Whiskey Barrel

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15 Gallon Used Whiskey Barrels for your Homebrew! – in stock for $129.99, extremely limited supply

Used 15 gallon Whiskey Barrel

Used 15 gallon Whiskey Barrel via Adventures in Homebrewing

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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

These once-filled oak whiskey barrels have a #3 char inside and will impart whiskey taste and aroma, and improve the depth of flavor and complexity of your next beer.

The barrels do not include a stand.

The barrels will be shipped directly from Austin, TX to you. These barrels are in extremely limited supply. Once they are gone, they are gone.


 

  • Availability of these barrels is touch and go.  Supplies are usually very limited when they do become available.
  • Check the product page for current price and availability.
  • 5% Back: Get the equivalent to about 5% back on nearly everything via AIH’s Rewards Program

Used 15 gallon Whiskey Barrel

Price, promotions and availability can change quickly.  Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit the product page.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability

Also: AIH’s Complete Barrel Lineup

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Hands On Review: German Made Speidel Fermenters

Hands on Review Speidel Fermenters

German Made, Speidel Fermenters are available in a range of sizes 3.2 gallons all the way up to… 132 gallons.  Check out the full lineup including accessories and replacement gaskets.

I’ve owned a 5.3 gallon Speidel fermenter since October of 2011.  I use it for small batch BIAB beers.  I’ve been very impressed with that fermenter.  More recently, I picked up the 7.9 gallon version so that I can ferment full 5 gallon batches with all the same advantages.  This is a hands on review of both fermenters.


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Full Lineup of Speidel Fermenters and Accessories at MoreBeer


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15 Gallon Used Whiskey Barrels for your Homebrew! – IN STOCK + TWO Rare Stacking Deals, One Ends Soon

Used 15 gallon Whiskey Barrel

Used 15 gallon Whiskey Barrel via Adventures in Homebrewing

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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

These once-filled oak whiskey barrels have a #3 char inside and will impart whiskey taste and aroma, and improve the depth of flavor and complexity of your next beer.

The barrels do not include a stand.

The barrels will be shipped directly from Austin, TX to you. These barrels are in extremely limited supply. Once they are gone, they are gone.


 

  • Availability of these barrels is touch and go.  Supplies are usually very limited when they do become available.  Check the product page for current price and availability.
  • Beyond just being in stock, it’s discounted by $30 to $129.99.
  • This is set to end soon… Up to 20% Off: Adventures in Homebrewing is offering up to $50 off your purchase, depending on your order total.  Get $10 off $30, $30 off $150 and $50 off $250.  No coupon code is required, the discounted amount should be automatically be reflected in your cart before checkout.  Nearly everything qualifies including existing sale items, although their are a few exceptions.  See terms and conditions.
  • Saving Another $10: This saves another $10 all by itself.  Discount reflected at checkout
  • Saving Another $30: Add on 4 lbs of PBW (a good deal at $23.99) and you’ll qualify for $30 off.
  • Bonus, 5% Back: Get the equivalent to about 5% back on nearly everything via AIH’s Rewards Program

Used 15 gallon Whiskey Barrel

Price, promotions and availability can change quickly.  Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit the product page.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability

Also: AIH’s Complete Barrel Lineup

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15 Gallon Used Whiskey Barrels for your Homebrew! – IN STOCK + TWO Rare Stacking Deals

Used 15 gallon Whiskey Barrel

Used 15 gallon Whiskey Barrel via Adventures in Homebrewing

More Info

From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

These once-filled oak whiskey barrels have a #3 char inside and will impart whiskey taste and aroma, and improve the depth of flavor and complexity of your next beer.

The barrels do not include a stand.

The barrels will be shipped directly from Austin, TX to you. These barrels are in extremely limited supply. Once they are gone, they are gone.


 

  • Availability of these barrels is touch and go.  Supplies are usually very limited when they do become available.  Check the product page for current price and availability.
  • Beyond just being in stock, it’s discounted by $30 to $129.99.
  • Up to 20% Off: Adventures in Homebrewing is offering up to $50 off your purchase, depending on your order total.  Get $10 off $30, $30 off $150 and $50 off $250.  No coupon code is required, the discounted amount should be automatically be reflected in your cart before checkout.  Nearly everything qualifies including existing sale items, although their are a few exceptions.  See terms and conditions.
  • Saving Another $10: This saves another $10 all by itself.  Discount reflected at checkout
  • Saving Another $30: Add on 4 lbs of PBW (a good deal at $23.99) and you’ll qualify for $30 off.
  • Bonus, 5% Back: Get the equivalent to about 5% back on nearly everything via AIH’s Rewards Program

Used 15 gallon Whiskey Barrel

Price, promotions and availability can change quickly.  Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit the product page.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability

Also: AIH’s Complete Barrel Lineup

Also: Check out AIH Sale Items – Selection Changes Regularly

More: Recent AIH Finds

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15 Gallon Used Whiskey Barrels for your Homebrew! – back in stock for $129.99, extremely limited supply

Used 15 gallon Whiskey Barrel

Used 15 gallon Whiskey Barrel via Adventures in Homebrewing

More Info

From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

These once-filled oak whiskey barrels have a #3 char inside and will impart whiskey taste and aroma, and improve the depth of flavor and complexity of your next beer.

The barrels do not include a stand.

The barrels will be shipped directly from Austin, TX to you. These barrels are in extremely limited supply. Once they are gone, they are gone.


 

  • Availability of these barrels is touch and go.  Supplies are usually very limited when they do become available.
  • Check the product page for current price and availability.
  • 5% Back: Get the equivalent to about 5% back on nearly everything via AIH’s Rewards Program

Used 15 gallon Whiskey Barrel

Price, promotions and availability can change quickly.  Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit the product page.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability

Also: AIH’s Complete Barrel Lineup

Also: Check out AIH Sale Items – Selection Changes Regularly

More: Recent AIH Finds

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10 and 15 Gallon Torpedo Ball Lock Kegs In Stock + Hands on Review

 New 10 & 15 Gal. Torpedo Kegs!

New 10 & 15 Gal. Torpedo Kegs!

From MoreBeer:

Look out below! The Torpedo Keg Depth Charge series just dropped and they’re set to send blast waves through the homebrew world. Large-scale homebrewers will appreciate the ability to fit their entire batch into a single 10 or 15 gallon ball lock keg, and you can expect the same great features that have made Torpedo Kegs such a hit. Laser welded construction for superior quality, rolled stainless steel handles that will last a lifetime, and stackable design that won’t interfere with your fittings.

To learn more and order your Torpedo Kegs, click here


Thoughts from HBF: This is a great entry into the homebrewing keg market.  Larger 10 and 15 gallon kegs are tough to find and even more difficult to find at a reasonable price.  The current prices, $219 for a 15 gallon keg and $199 for a 10 gallon keg are.. bargains, especially considering that they ship for free to many US addresses.  Beyond kegging larger homebrew batches these can be used as fermenters.

Hands on Review!  Check our my in depth Hands on Review of the 10 gallon version of this keg.

Also: Kegerator Tips & Gear | Keg Repair Part #s | Recent Keg Finds

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Hands on Review: Torpedo 10 Gallon Ball Lock Homebrew Kegs!

Larger 10 and 15 gallon homebrew kegs have been very hard to find… for years.  There have been a couple sources, eBay was a best bet, but that was touch and go at best.  When you could find one, prices were… outrageous.  $300++ for a used 10 gallon keg would not be uncommon.  Again, that’s IF you could find one.

Great news homebrewers…. MoreBeer has introduced 10 and 15 gallon homebrew ball lock kegs via their Torpedo line of kegs and accessories.  These are BRAND NEW kegs that are (hopefully) readily available at a reasonable price.

Why a larger 10 or 15 gallon homebrew keg?

The first and most obvious answer is for large batch brewers.  If you brew 10 or 15 gallon batches, it sure would be nice to have a keg that fits your entire batch.  Even if you don’t brew 10 gallons, you may want to brew a couple 5 gallon batches of the same beer (much like professional brewers do) and keg it in a single keg.

A less obvious answer to the question is… to use as a fermenter.  Kegs are well-built stainless steel vessels that are pressure capable.  You can easily move them around and they are built to be bumped around a bit.  Using a keg opens up some really interesting possibilities…. fermenting under pressure with a Spunding Valve [See: Build a Spunding Valve! – How and Why], naturally carbonating in the fermenter/Krausening (again with the aid of a Spunding Valve), transferring under pressure, oxygen-free (or near oxygen-free) transfers, re-purposing expelled CO2 and more.

A third application is similar to the second… Use as a UniVessel.  Ferment and serve in the same vessel.  Save time and simplify your process.


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Hands on Review MoreBeer’s 10 Gallon Torpedo Ball Lock Homebrew Keg

A look at some info on the outside of the box.  Made of 304 Stainless Steel, ISO9001 Quality Assurance.  38 Liter Volume Capacity and a warning not to exceed maximum rated pressure.A look inside the box.  This was nicely packaged and arrived in perfect condition.
A look at the 10 Gallon Torpedo KegClose up of the logo and specifications.A top down view of the kegA look at the bottom of the kegA close of look at the integrated handles.  These are nicely rounded and comfortable to use.The top collar features some knock-outs or cut outs to help with drainage and drying.The top of the keg curls around presumably to strengthen it and provide a smooth surface.  It also features some holds for airflow and drying.The skirt at the bottom of the keg also has some holes for ventilation.  I think these are great.  This is a fairly large keg and the fact that they are built to allow some air movement is a good thing.I wanted to test the keg for leaks.  To do that I hooked up my C02 to fill the keg and planned to monitor with my Kegland BlowTie Spunding to see if pressure changed over time.  I quickly noticed that CO2 WAS NOT flowing.  I did some troubleshooting and finally realized… the keg was pressurized already.Checking pressure with my Kegland BlowTie SpundingHands on ReviewA close of look at the pressure gauge.  This came shipped to me at right around 15 PSI.  This proves that the keg holds pressure well.A look inside the keg.  It’s really hard to tell because of lighting, but the inside looks really good.The collar on this keg means there is little room to turn a wrench.  The pictured wrench is a Craftsman Ratcheting Flat Box Wrench with two sizes 11/16″ and 7/8″.  Those are the most common two sizes of standard posts, so, in my opinion, this wrench is a perfect keg wrench.  This keg has 7/8″ posts.  See: Craftsman 5 pc/10 Sizes Wrench Set, Ratchet Box End SAE 42160 via Amazon.You can also put a wrench through the handles.  In my experience it was possible to loosen and tighten the ball lock posts on this keg with a wrench, however… it’s not easy.  If you’re going to get one of these, you should pick up a socket to tighten and loosen posts.A look at the gas side dip tube, poppet and post.  This uses what appears to be a standard universal style poppet.A look at the liquid side dip tube, poppet and post.The liquid side dip tube is about 14″ in length.A look at the lid.  Standard ball lock/pin lock size lid.  Includes a manual PRV like most ball lock keg lids do.  That’s a good thing.  It should vent automatically for safety reasons, but the manual PRV is super handy for relieve pressure when required. A close up look at the lidFor size comparison next to a standard Cornelius Style Ball Lock KegThis standard ball lock keg measures about 25″ in heightThe Torpedo 10 Gallon Ball Lock is about 18 1/2″ in height

Using your Keg the First Time

New kegs come from factory environments.  It’s important to give this keg (and any brand new keg) a thorough cleaning.  A good soak in a strong PBW solution, maybe a second PBW soak for good measure, followed by a thorough rinse and round of sanitizer.

Official Specs of MoreBeer’s 10 and 15 Gallon Ball Lock Homebrew Kegs


10 Gallon Torpedo Keg

  • Total Capacity: 10.1 gal.
  • Max Pressure: 130 psi
  • PRV Rating: 85 psi
  • Height: 18-1/2″
  • Diameter: 15-1/2″
  • Made from 304 Stainless Steel

15 Gallon Torpedo Keg

  • Total Capacity: 15.2 gal.
  • Max Pressure: 130 psi
  • PRV Rating: 85 psi
  • Height: 24-5/8″
  • Diameter: 15-3/4″
  • Made from 304 Stainless Steel

Top down compared to a standard ball lock corny kegMeasuring the top of MoreBeer’s 10 gallon Torpedo KegI’m seeing a diameter of about 15 1/2″.  That’s right in line with official specs.For size comparison next to what I would call a standard/old style 10 gallon Cornelius style ball lock kegFor size comparison, next to a 2.5 Gallon Ball Lock Torpedo Keg

10 Gallon Torpedo Keg as a Fermenter!

The 10 Gallon Torpedo Pictured with a Kegland BlowTie SpundingHands on Review

Kegs are well-built stainless steel vessels that are pressure capable.  You can easily move them around and they are built to be bumped around a bit.  Using a keg opens up some really interesting possibilities….

  • Fermenting under pressure with a Spunding Valve
  • Naturally carbonating in the fermenter/Krausening – again with the aid of a Spunding Valve
  • Transferring from fermenter to serving keg under pressure
  • Transferring already carbonated beer from fermenter to serving keg under pressure
  • Oxygen-free (or near oxygen-free) transfers
  • Use as a UniVessel.  Ferment and serve in the same vessel.  Simplify your process and clean less.
  • Use CO2 produced by fermentation for flushing kegs and carboys – requires a BlowTie Spunding Valve.

Illustration: Using expelled CO2 from fermentation to flush kegs, carboys and such.  A side benefit if you use the Kegland BlowTie Spunding – for fermentation is that you can use expelled CO2 for flushing kegs and such.  See my Hands on Review for more on that.

Converting 10 Gallon Torpedo Ball Lock to a Fermenter!

Two real things need to be done to use these as fermenters… #1 an airlock solution and #2 a way to transfer or serve without pickup up yeast and hop trub.

Air lock solutions…

  • Spunding Valve.  Use a ball lock Spunding Valve on the gas side – either fermenter under pressure or open up the valve to let gas flow freely.
  • Remove the gas side poppet and use a blow-off tubing going into a container of sanitizer.
  • Modified keg lids are available that have a hole dripped for a stopper and airlock.

Transfer solutions…

  • Replace the liquid out dip tube with a Torpedo Keg Buoy… keep reading!
  • Trim the liquid out dip tube so that you leave trub behind – the downside of that is that it’s a guessing game and changes from beer to beer.
  • Siphon – nah… that’s no fun.  Siphoning takes some of the benefits of keg-fermenting away.

Using the Torpedo Keg Buoy For Fermentation Transfers

The Torpedo Keg Buy consists of a float, flexible silicone tubing and a short dip tube.  It replace the liquid out dip tube of your keg.  It’s designed to pull beer from the top or your keg while serving.  That gets you clearer beer that’s carbonated more quickly (as compared to the beer on the bottom) and leaves trub behind.  The float goes down with beer level and should settle on top of any trub layer.  I don’t know that this was intended to be used as part of a fermentation setup, but hey, it’s a good idea.Here’s the Torpedo Keg Buoy Installed in the 10 gallon kegSo, a problem with this idea, is out of the box, the tubing is just too long to work in the 10 gallon keg.  The excess tubing causes the float to hang up on the way down.  As you can see from all the segments, I had a lot of trial and error while testing.  I ended up trimming about 13″ off.  I’m not saying I have this process completely dialed in yet, but I feel like it’s close, if not all the way there.  If you try it, please test for yourself and don’t over-trim your tubing.Filling up the keg with water for one of several transfer testsA gravity transfer test draining into my stainless steel brew area sink.I also tried a CO2 pressure transfer test.  I considered lifting this full keg to somehow get the test lined up, but that I realized I have EVABarrier Tubing and DuoTight Fittings – which basically makes me a super hero when it comes to plumbing draft lines – so I just got a coil of tubing out and ran across my brewing area.This is the result of my final gravity test.  Hard to see because of lighting, but the Keg Buoy is sitting at the bottom of the keg and almost all of the water is drained.  It’s really just a couple ounces.  I tried to measure, but there wasn’t enough liquid to accurately pour.The modified Keg Buoy.  Using this and a Spunding Valve allows you to convert the 10 gallon Torpedo Keg to a fermenter.  Since the Buoy floats, there’s no guessing dip tube lengths and you can transfer under pressure.  Look for more info in a future revision of this review as I continue testing.

Conclusions

This keg is versatile.  It can function as a keg, as a fermenter and as a UniVessel.  MoreBeer has done a great job with the design and build quality is good.  Availability problems have plagued larger homebrew kegs for years.  I’m glad that MoreBeer has filled this need with these awesome kegs.

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Special Thanks to MoreBeer for providing the unit used for evaluation in this review.

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Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

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120 Quart [30 Gallon!] Coleman Coastal Xtreme Cooler [Stainless Steel Hardware + Drain]

Coleman Coastal Xtreme Series Marine Portable Cooler, 120 Quart

Coleman Coastal Xtreme Series Marine Portable Cooler, 120 Quart

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  • Holds 100 cans, more than 4 cases of soda.,Coleman beverage cooler has a updated, stylish outer casing
  • Have-A-Seat Lid supports up to 250 lbs.,Hinged lid with 4 molded cup holders on this outdoor cooler help prevent spills and keeps drinks close
  • No Crush Comfort Handles for easy, pinch-free carrying.,Rust-resistant stainless steel hardware
  • Xtreme 5 Technology in the Coleman 70 qt Xtreme Marine Cooler keeps ice up to 5 days in temperatures up to 90 degrees Fahrenheit.,ThermOZONE Insulation contains no CFCs, HFCs or HCFCs, which deplete the ozone
  • UV-color additive helps prevent yellowing and weakening in the case.,Rustproof, leak-resistant channel for no-tilt draining.,.,Designed for a comfortable lid cushion (sold separately)

 

Coleman Coastal Xtreme Series Marine Portable Cooler, 120 Quart – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

German Made Speidel Fermentors – 3.2 to 132 Gallons! + Hands on Review – Save $30 w/Qualifying Order

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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 132 gallons.

  • Speidels are awesome: I own both 5.3 and 7.9 gallon Speidels.  These 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.
  • Save $30 at MoreBeer!  – promo code EZ30 gets you $30 off $170 for most orders.  Many, but not all, items qualify
  • Free Shipping: Most items bundle with MoreBeer’s Free Shipping.  Under that promo most orders over $59 ship for free.
  • Easy Filler Item….  If you’re looking for a filler item to help you qualify for free shipping, consider grabbing some PBW

Speidel Fermenters at MoreBeer

Update: This promo has expired or pricing, availability or description has changed – Check the supplier’s site or product page for current availability

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