Bourbon Barrels

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  1. mjshearer1

    mjshearer1 Aspirant (213) Dec 16, 2011 Michigan
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    Anyone know what these things run? I heard Founders sells their spent barrels on site only, and I think it would be completely badass to have a KBS barrel as a makeshift table or something like that.
     
  2. Andygirl

    Andygirl Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2013 Michigan

    I know I can get used burbon barrels that will hold liquid for $100 and up in Lexington. No idea on KBS barrels.
     
  3. Treebs

    Treebs Initiate (0) Apr 18, 2011 Illinois

    Goose island sells their barrels occasionally. I think at the last sale they were $45ish, but I can't remember exactly.
     
  4. LoPo87

    LoPo87 Initiate (0) Mar 9, 2012 Oregon
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    Cascade sells their spent barrels for about $20-$25. They put the disclaimer to not brew out of them and use them as a planter or some other decoration.
     
  5. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,078) Mar 18, 2010 California

    Why is that?
     
  6. LoPo87

    LoPo87 Initiate (0) Mar 9, 2012 Oregon
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    They use their barrels for a few batches of wild ales. The barrels are pretty spent by the time they sell them and with wild yeast in there, it is just not recommended I guess?
     
  7. Mothergoose03

    Mothergoose03 Poo-Bah (1,625) May 30, 2005 Michigan
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    Yeah, you never want to cross contaminate any beer equipment that has been exposed to wild yeasts with any equipment that is used for non-wild beers. You'll end with 'bugs' from Pluto. :)
     
  8. Mothergoose03

    Mothergoose03 Poo-Bah (1,625) May 30, 2005 Michigan
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    Once, I think going back 4-5 years ago, Arcadia sold some spent bourbon barrels for $35, but I have not seen them do it again.
     
  9. phisigben

    phisigben Aspirant (291) Jan 8, 2009 Kentucky
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    The problem with bourbon barrels is that they have to stay damp so that the wood doesnt dry out. If you keep the barrels indoors with no liquid in the barrel they dry out and the wood shrinks then the metal rings fall off and you have a pile of wood slates and two metal hoops.
     
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