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Toasting your own Wood Chips by Matt Del Fiacco

roasting your own wood chips for homebrew

Toasting your own Wood Chips

by Matt Del Fiacco

Like many new brewers, when I first started brewing I was eager to find interesting ingredients I could use, from Sriracha (bad idea) to vanilla beans (used 2 beans per gallon, terrible plan). Around this time, I tried my first bourbon-barrel stout, and feel in love with the wood characters of the beer. Wood-aged beer quickly became a passion, but the desire to experiment was still there. I noticed early on that at my local homebrew shop, all of my options were Oak of some kind, but what about Maple? What about Mesquite? Continue reading

New American Oak Barrels – $155 + Free Shipping

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American Oak Barrel – 5 Gallon – New via Adventures in Homebrewing

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New 5 Gallon American Oak Barrel

These brand-new barrels are constructed of American oak and have a medium char on the inside. Since they have never had any type of spirit in them, they are perfect for any of your beers that would benefit from a charred, oaky flavor without the addition of any other flavors.


 

  • These just introduced barrels are selling for $175.
  • Get Free Shipping: As of this posting, Adventures in Homebrewing is offering free shipping on most orders of $55 or more with a few exclusions.  This is a big deal when it comes to shipping barrels.  Most barrel offerings to not qualify for free shipping
  • Bonus, 5% Back: Get the equivalent to about 5% back on nearly everything via AIH’s Rewards Program – note that you need to log in to earn rewards.

American Oak Barrel – 5 Gallon – New

Also: Check AIH’s lineup of Oak Barrels – they have sporadic availability of new and used barrels

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New American Oak Barrels – $155 + Free Shipping with Brew More Sale

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American Oak Barrel – 5 Gallon – New via Adventures in Homebrewing

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

New 5 Gallon American Oak Barrel

These brand-new barrels are constructed of American oak and have a medium char on the inside. Since they have never had any type of spirit in them, they are perfect for any of your beers that would benefit from a charred, oaky flavor without the addition of any other flavors.


 

  • These just introduced barrels are selling for $175.
  • Get Free Shipping: As of this posting, Adventures in Homebrewing is offering free shipping on most orders of $55 or more with a few exclusions.  This is a big deal when it comes to shipping barrels.  Most barrel offerings to not qualify for free shipping
  • $20 Off: Adventures in Homebrewing is offering up to $30 off your purchase, depending on your order total.  Get $10 off $80, $20 off $160 and $30 off $240.  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.
  • Bonus, 5% Back: Get the equivalent to about 5% back on nearly everything via AIH’s Rewards Program – note that you need to log in to earn rewards.

American Oak Barrel – 5 Gallon – New

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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Also: Check AIH’s lineup of Oak Barrels – they have sporadic availability of new and used barrels

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Oak Infusion Spirals – from $3.99 – quantity discounts from William’s Brewing

Oak Infusion Spirals from William’s Brewing

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This Oak Infusion Spiral® fits into any beer, wine, or spirit bottle, and lets you infuse individual bottles with oak character. Ideal for adding barrel character to select beers and wines, and it can be broken in two for less oak exposure. Soaking the spiral in bourbon or other spirits will also add unique character and complexity.

If you make distilled whiskey, bourbon, or rum, these are great for quickly aging and adding oak color and character to any spirit. Just put one spiral in each bottle and wait two months and your spirit will be transformed.

2.5″ long, weight .16 oz. Unlike chips and powder, this is easy to recover when the bottle is opened, and can be reused. Made of American Oak, with a char level of 3.


 

  • These are selling for $4.99
  • Buy 8 or more and they drop to $4.49.
  • Buy 16 or more and they drop to $3.99.
  • No coupon code required, discount reflected at checkout.
  • Shipping is free or reasonably priced flat rate to addresses in the lower 48 states depending on your order size for most items.

OAK INFUSION SPIRAL

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37% Off Oak Chips & Whiskey Barrel Chips – from $3.26 per lb

  • Label Peelers is discounting their entire store with some exceptions by 37% to 56%.  Label Peelers reserves the right to discontinue this sale at any time.
  • Label Peelers says… “*Products with an enforced Minimum Advertised Price (M.A.P.) are not included in this sale, but if you’re smart you’ll put them in your cart to see what we are offering them for privately. You will be pleased. :)”
  • No coupon code is needed.  Check LP for current availability.
  • Shipping is an additional cost based on your location.  Because of minimum shipping costs, it may make sense to place a larger order.  Additional items may ship for minimal cost.  Example: Shipping (for me) for 1 lb of Citra is $8.93.  2 lbs cost $9.18 to ship.  That second pound costs just 25 cents to ship.  That’s minimum shipping at work.

Up to 56% off at Label Peelers

This applies to Label Peelers large selection of Oak Chips and Whisky Barrel Chips

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MoreWine Barrel Washer – $169.99, Save $30 + free shipping, limited availability

MoreWine!® Barrel Washer WE492

MoreWine!® Barrel Washer from MoreBeer

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Our new barrel washer is a back saver. We’ve done the He-Man thing and lifted barrels all over the place. As a result we’ve also been laid up in bed with a screaming lower back.

Designed to be used with standard hose pressure. Not intended for use with pressure washers.

After using designs that require you to lift barrels onto them we knew there had to be a better way. We designed our own simple washer that is inexpensive and flexible. This is one of the benefits of having a test winery and a fabrication shop!

With this design you can wash barrels via two methods.

Method 1: Wash barrels while they are on the rack. Spin them when they are empty and insert this wand through the bung hole.
Method 2: If you move barrels not on racks, roll the barrel till the bung hole is parallel to the ground and insert the spray wand. Continue to rotate the barrel, with wand inside, till you cannot go any further. The bung hole will now be pointed almost directly down. To keep the barrel from rolling place a chalk block (any block will work) on the other side to keep the barrel in place. The photo shows the angle the washer would be at if used in method 2. Because the bung hole in the barrel is not facing directly down all you need to do when you pull the washer out is to rotate the barrel down for 2 seconds and the small remaining amount of water(less than a pint) will drain out. This is a great method to avoid lifting barrels and to be able to clean them by yourself.

Product Features:
Stainless Steel
3/4″ MPT(male pipe thread) inlet. In order to connect to your garden hose you will need an adapater from 3/4″ MPT to brass hose.
Spinning spray head included


 

Limited Availability Wine Deal of the Week:  As of this posting, this is marked down to $169.99 as a MoreWine Deal of the Week.  Shipping is also free to addresses in the contiguous US with most $59 Orders.  Quantities are limited. Check the Deal of the Week section – Here – to see if this is still available.

Note that you can redeem this on either MoreBeer or MoreWine.  Use coupon code WINEDEAL to get this discount.

MoreWine!® Barrel Washer WE492

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used whiskey barrels

Hard to Find Used 5 Gallon Whiskey Barrels for Homebrew – $99

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5 Gallon Used Whiskey Barrels from Adventures in Homebrewing


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

Take your next brew to the next level with this Used 5 Gallon Whiskey Barrel! Hailing from an award-winning small-batch distillery, these oak barrels will add depth and complexity to your next batch.  No stand is included with this batch of barrels.

Used barrels may have cracked staves from their previous use. This is completely normal in a used barrel and does not compromise the integrity of the barrel. When they swell from the liquid being in them, they will form small cracks. If you prefer a barrel with no cracks, please check out our new barrels


  • Availability of used whiskey barrels in the 5 gallon size can be touch and go.  They are generally popular and sell out quickly.
  • Check the product page for current availability.
  • Update… sold out again.
  • We keep a close eye on these barrels… If they’re out of stock, connect with us to stay in the loop!

5 Gallon Used Whiskey Barrels

Price, promotions and availability can change quickly.  Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. prod:aih5galbarrels

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1 lb CellarScience Oak Cubes – American Medium Toast

CellarScience - OAK370B1LB Oak Cubes - American Medium Toast - 1 lb Bag

CellarScience – OAK370B1LB Oak Cubes – American Medium Toast – 1 lb Bag

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  • Add oak flavor without having to use a barrel
  • Item Package Dimension: 9.25″ L x 9.0″ W x 4.0″ H
  • Item Package Weight: 1.1 lb
  • Model Number: OAK370B1LB

 

CellarScience – OAK370B1LB Oak Cubes – American Medium Toast – 1 lb Bag – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Barrel Airlocks – on sale for $10.39 + free ship eligible

Barrel Airlock FE377

Barrel Airlock from MoreBeer


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

Description
An oversized airlock, designed to keep your barrels safe.

This will fit bung holes w/ openings from 1.5 – 2 in.


Barrel Airlock FE377

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Logic Box OxyFresh Barrel Cleaner and Refresher

Logic BOX-1LB Barrel OxyFresh Barrel Cleaner and Refresher - 1 Pound Bag

Logic BOX-1LB Barrel OxyFresh Barrel Cleaner and Refresher


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

  • 1 Pound Bag
  • Barrel OxyFresh is a cleaning compound designed specifically to provide maximum efficacy in removing organic soils and destaining wood in wine barrels while minimizing potential residues
  • Barrel OxyFresh incorporates oxygen as the primary active ingredient to produce an aggressive, yet natural, solution to break down soils and molds and condition the barrel so that it continues to add character to the wine, beer or spirits
  • As a bonus, the oxygen content provides an additional benefit by lowering the oxygen demand of the wastewater
  • Barrel OxyFresh’ s components will readily biodegrade or revert to naturally occurring minerals over a short period of time and the product itself is non-hazardous and non-corrosive

Logic BOX-1LB Barrel OxyFresh Barrel Cleaner and Refresher – 1 Pound Bag


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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.