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Freshly Dumped Used Whiskey Barrels from AIH + Style Ideas

  • Adventures in Homebrewing has oak barrels starting at 1L up to 20L
  • Smaller barrels can be dual purpose: You can age one (or more) batches of still spirits and at that point, the barrel becomes a used whiskey barrel that you can use for beers.
  • Most sizes also qualify for free shipping to addresses in the contiguous US

Oak Barrels at Adventures in Homebrewing

Style Ideas for Barrels from AIH…

Bourbon
The used barrels are perfect for mellowing and enhancing the flavors of darker beers or wines – we recommend a Porter, Imperial Stout, or Cabernet Sauvignon.

Rye
These barrels held a 95%+ rye mash bill, are charred on the inside, and add a slightly spicy nuance to your beer, especially when aging a Roggenbier or Dunkel.

Rum
These barrels aged rum from Trinidad and Barbados and you can bring that toasted sugar flavor to your next Export Stout, Coffee Stout, or Pumpkin Ale.

Peated Whiskey
These oak barrels are the perfect way to add a complex, roasty campfire flavor to your Belgian Quad, Imperial Red Ale, or Smoked Porter.

Cherry Brandy
Great for holiday ales, full-bodied red wines, jammy fruit-wine, and cider! Add a rounded tart finish to your Dark Cherry Stout, Christmas Ale, or Pinot Noir.

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Used Whiskey Barrels! Expanded Selection, On Sale + Free Shipping

  • Adventures in Homebrewing has oak barrels starting at 1L up to 20L
  • Smaller barrels can be dual purpose: You can age one (or more) batches of still spirits and at that point, the barrel becomes a used whiskey barrel that you can use for beers.
  • Most sizes also qualify for free shipping to addresses in the contiguous US

AIH has expanded their selection to include more used options and 10 gallon options. Most offerings are on sale and qualify for free shipping

Oak Barrels at Adventures in Homebrewing

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New Oak Barrels – variety of sizes, worldwide shipping

eBay Seller nopal_verde sells a variety of oak barrels in a range of sizes.  Free engraving is available on some offerings. These ship from Mexico, but shipping charges are generally reasonable to the US.  They also ship worldwide.

Check the seller’s eBay listings for current price, description and availability.

The smaller sizes could be dual purpose.  You could mature a whiskey in it first.  After that you have a used whiskey barrel you can use to age a barrel stout or other homebrew.

nopal_verde’s barrel offerings

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Whiskey Barrels for Homebrewing!

Oak Barrels for Aging Homebrew!

Oak barrels can be used to used to age stouts and porters, age other beer styles, make sour beers and more.

New oak barrels can be had in sizes ranging from 1 liter all the way up to 1 barrel/53 gallons. As with most things 5 gallons seems to be a sweet spot for a lot of brewers. Larger barrels can be good for prolific homebrewers or group brews and smaller 1 to 5 liter sizes are great if you’re wanting to give barrel aging a try without a huge amount of expense or space.


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Smaller barrels can also be dual purpose: You can age one (or more) batches of still spirits and at that point, the barrel becomes a used whiskey barrel that you can use for beers.

A past description from William’s Brewing re: their smaller barrels explains this well:

“When you distill a spirit, it invariably comes out clear as water. Put the clear spirit in contact with charred American Oak, and it turns amber and mellow over time with toasted wood vanilla-like richness. Want to speed up the aging process? Our new American Oak Barrels are charred on the inside for Whiskey, Bourbon, Tequilla, Rum, and Brandy aging. The large wood surface contact area per ounce compared with commercial 53 gallon barrels means this will age spirits much quicker than larger barrels. Handmade in Mexico following centuries old cooperage methods; the valve is wood and sealed with leather, and the top plug is wood and sealed with a wrap of leather. No plastic, glue, or rubber are used in construction.”


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Tip: When looking at eBay and Amazon look for offerings that are specifically for aging beer and wine. Rain barrel and decorative options are also out there. In my opinion, you should disregard those as they may not be food safe or they may be beyond repair for use with beer or wine.  If a barrel leaks too much = it’s now a decoration.

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Finding Used Whiskey Barrels!

Used 5 gallon whiskey barrels are very popular for homebrewers.  Brewers use them to age stouts and porters, age other beer styles, make sour beers and more.

This is one case of a smaller item being more coveted than a larger one.  Most distilleries use larger 10 and 15 and… up – like 53 gallons sort of up.  As you can imagine, most homebrewers don’t want to find a place for a 15 or 53 gallon barrel in their home.  Also, most don’t have the ability to brew 53 gallons to keep one of these behemoths full.  Beyond being sought after for their reasonable size, there is also a supply issue.  As I’ve mentioned, this isn’t a standard size for commercial distilleries.  That means supply is relatively low on the 5 gallon size.

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Back in Stock!… Hard to Find New American Oak Barrel

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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 have been out of stock for a long time.
  • As of this posting, they’re back in stock.
  • Check the product page to see if you can get in on this shipment.
  • If they’re out of stock again… I keep a close eye on these. Connect with Me to stay in the loop and I’ll let you know when they’re back.
  • 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.

American Oak Barrel – 5 Gallon – New

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15% Off Oak Barrels + Free Ship Eligible

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  • Adventures in Homebrewing has oak barrels starting at 1L up to 20L
  • Smaller barrels can be dual purpose: You can age one (or more) batches of still spirits and at that point, the barrel becomes a used whiskey barrel that you can use for beers.
  • Most sizes also qualify for free shipping to addresses in the contiguous US

Oak Barrels at Adventures in Homebrewing

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  • Adventures in Homebrewing has oak barrels starting at 1L up to 20L
  • Smaller barrels can be dual purpose: You can age one (or more) batches of still spirits and at that point, the barrel becomes a used whiskey barrel that you can use for beers.
  • Most sizes also qualify for free shipping to addresses in the contiguous US

Oak Barrels at Adventures in Homebrewing

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20% Off Oak Barrels + Free Ship Eligible

barrels for homebrew

  • Adventures in Homebrewing has oak barrels starting at 1L up to 20L
  • Smaller barrels can be dual purpose: You can age one (or more) batches of still spirits and at that point, the barrel becomes a used whiskey barrel that you can use for beers.
  • Most sizes also qualify for free shipping to addresses in the contiguous US

Oak Barrels at Adventures in Homebrewing

Save 20%

20% Off at Adventures in Homebrewing! – use coupon code fireme20

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Ends Today: 20% Off Oak Barrels w/Qualifying Order + Free Ship Eligible

barrels for homebrew

  • Adventures in Homebrewing has oak barrels starting at 1L up to 20L
  • Smaller barrels can be dual purpose: You can age one (or more) batches of still spirits and at that point, the barrel becomes a used whiskey barrel that you can use for beers.
  • Most sizes also qualify for free shipping to addresses in the contiguous US

Oak Barrels at Adventures in Homebrewing

Save 20%

Put together a qualifying $135 order and this is just $55.98. This is a great deal!

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Related: Whiskey Barrels for Homebrewing

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Price, promotions and availability can change quickly. Check the product page for current price, description and availability. tag:aihperoff

20% Off Oak Barrels w/Qualifying Order + Free Ship Eligible

barrels for homebrew

  • Adventures in Homebrewing has oak barrels starting at 1L up to 20L
  • Smaller barrels can be dual purpose: You can age one (or more) batches of still spirits and at that point, the barrel becomes a used whiskey barrel that you can use for beers.
  • Most sizes also qualify for free shipping to addresses in the contiguous US

Oak Barrels at Adventures in Homebrewing

Save 20%

Put together a qualifying $135 order and this is just $55.98. This is a great deal!

20% Off at Adventures in Homebrewing!

Related: Whiskey Barrels for Homebrewing

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