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Used Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Staves – $3.99 + free ship eligible

Sliced Bourbon Barrel Staves 2 ct.

Used Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Staves via Adventures in Homebrewing.

Used whiskey barrels are popular… really popular.  5 and 10 gallon barrels usually sell out quickly when they become available.  They are also typically relatively expensive.  These used staves are a great way to get some of the barrel experience without the cost and space required for a barrel.

from AIH…”These sliced staves do vary in size. They are anywhere from 1/2”- 1″ wide, 1/8″-1/4″ thick and 8-13″ in length. Please keep this in mind when purchasing. Many commercial chips have allowed moisture (bourbon) to dry up. This is not the case with these sliced staves. These staves have been processed from authentic Kentucky bourbon barrels.”

  • As of this posting AIH has these for just $3.99.
  • Get Free Shipping!  Adventures in Homebrewing is offering free shipping on most orders of $55 or more to addresses in the contiguous US.
  • An easy filler item if you need help qualifying for free shipping… 4 lbs of PBW (a good deal at $23.99)

Sliced Bourbon Barrel Staves

Also: AIH’s complete lineup of Oak Barrels

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Wood, Whiskey and Wine: A History of Barrels

Wood, Whiskey and Wine: A History of Barrels

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Barrels―we rarely acknowledge their importance, but without them we would be missing out on some of the world’s finest beverages―most notably whiskies and wines―and of course for over two thousand years they’ve been used to store, transport, and age an incredibly diverse array of provisions around the globe. In this comprehensive and wide-ranging book, Henry Work tells the intriguing story of the significant and ever-evolving role wooden barrels have played during the last two millennia, revealing how the history of the barrel parallels that of technology at large.

Exploring how barrels adapted to the requirements of the world’s changing economy, Work journeys back to the barrel’s initial development, describing how the Celtic tribes of Northern Europe first crafted them in the first millennia BCE. He shows how barrels became intrinsically linked to the use of wood and ships and grew into a vital and flexible component of the shipping industry, used to transport not only wine and beer, but also nails, explosives, and even Tabasco sauce. Going beyond the shipping of goods, Work discusses the many uses of this cylindrical container and its relations―including its smaller cousin, the keg―and examines the process of aging different types of alcohol. He also looks at how barrels have survived under threat from today’s plastics, cardboards, and metals.

Offering a new way of thinking about one of the most enduring and successful products in history, Wood, Whiskey and Wine will be a must-read for everyone from technology buffs to beverage aficionados who wish to better understand that evasive depth of flavor.


 


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Wood, Whiskey and Wine: A History of Barrels


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Limited Quantities of Unique Used Barrels – Brandy, Rum, Tequila, Bourbon & More + up to $30 off

  • Availability of used barrels in the 5 gallon size can be touch and go.  They are generally popular and sell out quickly.
  • As of this posting, Adventures in Homebrewing has limited quantities of some really unique used 5 gallon whiskey (and other spirits) barrels including Cherry Brandy, Peach Brandy, Apple, Brandy, Tequila, Rum, Gin, Wheat Whiskey, Rye and Bourbon.
  • Stacking Deal, up to $30 Off: Adventures in Homebrewing is offering up to $30 off your purchase, depending on your order total.  Get $10 off $100, $20 off $200 and $30 off $300.  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.

Whiskey Barrels at Adventures in Homebrewing

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Toasting your own Wood Chips by Matt Del Fiacco

Special Thanks to Matt Del Fiacco for this special Guest Post!  Find a link to Matt’s website at the end of this article.

Home Toasting DIY Wood Homebrewing

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 5 Gallon American Oak Barrels – Now Available at AIH + TWO Used Options

American Oak Barrel - 5 Gallon - New

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

Used Barrels are In Stock!

  • Availability of used whiskey barrels can be touch and go.  They are generally popular and can sell out quickly.
  • As of this posting, Adventures in Homebrewing has two options in stock.  Both are on sale
  • Barrel Wax: While you’re placing and order, Barrel Wax is on sale for $3.37.
  • Check the product page for current availability and price,

10 Gallon Used Sons of Liberty Whiskey Barrels$150 $139.99

5 Gallon Used Whiskey Barrels$139.99 $99.00

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

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5 and 10 Gallon Used Whiskey Barrels – In Stock and On Sale

10 Gallon Used Whiskey Barrels Home Brewing

 

  • Availability of used whiskey barrels can be touch and go.  They are generally popular and can sell out quickly.
  • As of this posting, Adventures in Homebrewing has two options in stock.  Both are on sale
  • Barrel Wax: While you’re placing and order, Barrel Wax is on sale for $3.37.
  • Check the product page for current availability and price,

10 Gallon Used Sons of Liberty Whiskey Barrels$150 $139.99

5 Gallon Used Whiskey Barrels$139.99 $99.00

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

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1 lb CellarScience Oak Cubes – American Medium Toast – $19.90 + Free Prime Ship

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

 

8/15/20 3 PM Central: These have dropped to $19.90. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Prices, shipping 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 Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

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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Used 5 Gallon Whiskey Barrels for Homebrew – In Stock and On Sale for $99!

 

Used 5 Gallon Whiskey Barrel

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.
  • 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

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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Hard to Find Used 5 Gallon Whiskey Barrels – In Stock + Back at $99!

Used 5 Gallon Whiskey Barrel

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.
  • These came back in stock a while back and were on sale for $109.
  • As of this posting they’ve dropped to $99 and, at least as of this update, are still in stock.
  • This is a great deal considering how tough these are to find.  I would suggest getting on this sooner rather than later, if you’re interested. 

5 Gallon Used Whiskey Barrels

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

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Hard to Find Used 5 Gallon Whiskey Barrels – on sale for $109 and In Stock

Used 5 Gallon Whiskey Barrel

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.
  • These are on sale for $109 and, as of this update, still in stock.
  • This is a great deal considering how tough these are to find.  I would suggest getting on this sooner rather than later, if you’re interested. 

5 Gallon Used Whiskey Barrels

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: Check out AIH Sale Items – Selection Changes Regularly

More: Recent AIH Finds

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