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Show Your Barrels

Postby fizzix » Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:04 am

I'm getting a small collection of barrels over the last year of distilling.
These are from a vendor on Amazon called Sofia's Findings.
They're from 3-liter to 10-liter. All #3 charred American oak.
Minor leaks, if any, were easily resolved with soy wax.

I like the small barrels for their short (1 year) aging, ease of filling, and mostly --COST.
I bet some of you folks have some nice barrels to show off.

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Re: Show Your Barrels

Postby EziTasting » Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:21 pm

Nice collection!

I am somewhat envious .. I do have a barrel (3L) that I received from a kind friend (bugburner) but I am struggling to keep it filled. Work commitments are killing me (and my spare time)! Joys of owning your own businesses...

I am much happier, tho working for myself! Boss is a bastard, tho 8-}

EDIT:- I should say that mine looks a lot more grungy than yours!
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Re: Show Your Barrels

Postby orcy » Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:45 pm

Why does everyone ruin perfectly good barrels by putting taps in them.

I've got 6 20L from a local distillery (mostly for beer brewing), 2 200L wine barrels of flanders red, a piece of shit 20L easy barrels barrel full of rum, and a very old 5L port barrel. I'd get photos, but they are all spread out over my shed, so it's a bit hard.
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Re: Show Your Barrels

Postby EziTasting » Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:48 pm

orcy wrote:Why does everyone ruin perfectly good barrels by putting taps in them.


Lol, probably coz I aint got the place nor the equipment to be tipping it out the Distillers way! :romance-kisscheek:
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Re: Show Your Barrels

Postby orcy » Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:50 pm

Short bit of hose and suck and they empty pretty quick. You get to taste the product too if you are a bit slow. :)

I've had no luck with taps. They always seem to leak. Just a bung in the top is perfect for me.
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Re: Show Your Barrels

Postby EziTasting » Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:16 am

orcy wrote:Short bit of hose and suck and they empty pretty quick. You get to taste the product too if you are a bit slow. :)

:laughing-rolling: that was a concern for me - no god trying to breath it! But I am warming to your way of think...

orcy wrote:I've had no luck with taps. They always seem to leak. Just a bung in the top is perfect for me.


I only have one barrel (Barrel barn) and thats worked fine with the tap for me no Issues to date! :dance:
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Re: Show Your Barrels

Postby coffe addict » Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:26 pm

I have a 100L a 25L a 20L and a 14L.
The 100L only just arrived so I have my work cut out for me!
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Re: Show Your Barrels

Postby bluc » Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:59 pm

I have 25 and a 12
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Re: Show Your Barrels

Postby EziTasting » Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:53 pm

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I think we’re ALL missing the point! The Titles is “SHOW” not ‘tell’...
Here is mine...
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Re: Show Your Barrels

Postby bluc » Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:31 pm

Good point :laughing-rolling:
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Re: Show Your Barrels

Postby EziTasting » Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:42 pm

Nice.
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Re: Show Your Barrels

Postby coffe addict » Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:22 am

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Ok I'll stop being lazy just for you ezi :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Show Your Barrels

Postby EziTasting » Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:36 am

Feeling the love!!! :romance-kisscheek:
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Re: Show Your Barrels

Postby dans.brew » Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:20 pm

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Some nice looking barrels on here. :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Show Your Barrels

Postby j0sh2008 » Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:15 pm

My barrels. They are all full and I saved a note on my phone what was in each one, then my 2 year old daughter decided to delete all my phone notes :angry-banghead:


oh well just drink it all anyway :laughing-rolling:
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Re: Show Your Barrels

Postby dans.brew » Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:38 pm

j0sh2008 wrote:My barrels. They are all full and I saved a note on my phone what was in each one, then my 2 year old daughter decided to delete all my phone notes :angry-banghead:


oh well just drink it all anyway :laughing-rolling:

You must have one clever 2yr old... just not helpful in this instance. 2 to 3 year olds always seem to want to 'help' :laughing-rolling:
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Re: Show Your Barrels

Postby j0sh2008 » Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:54 pm

:laughing-rolling: yeah I know what you mean. I always come downstairs and find my distilling stuff moved around
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Re: Show Your Barrels

Postby woodduck » Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:36 pm

I'm sure all the dangerous stuff is well out of reach though, right Josh... because we would hate to see an unfortunate accident involving kids.

Not having a go mate just pointing out how vigilant we all need to be with our safety, especially around the kiddies. Even the "low" % alcohol in these barrels can be extremely dangerous if miss treated. Safety first guys :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Show Your Barrels

Postby j0sh2008 » Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:02 pm

woodduck wrote:I'm sure all the dangerous stuff is well out of reach though, right Josh... because we would hate to see an unfortunate accident involving kids.

Not having a go mate just pointing out how vigilant we all need to be with our safety, especially around the kiddies. Even the "low" % alcohol in these barrels can be extremely dangerous if miss treated. Safety first guys :handgestures-thumbupleft:



Yeah mate, all my barrels are kept high enough out of reach, Also have my shed locked as well to keep out my mother and any unwanted guests :handgestures-thumbupleft:

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Re: Show Your Barrels

Postby woodduck » Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:20 pm

Great to hear mate, I knew you'd be all over it :handgestures-thumbupleft: good idea with the coloring, I might have to do that.
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