Small (New) French Oak Barrel

Discussion in 'Homebrewing' started by JackRWatkins, Aug 23, 2022.

  1. JackRWatkins

    JackRWatkins Nov 3, 2014 Georgia

    Does anyone know where I could find a small (ideally 2.5gal to 5gal but if I have to buy a 10 I will) new as in unused French Oak Barrel?
  2. VikeMan

    VikeMan Jul 12, 2009 Pennsylvania

  3. Jasonja1474

    Jasonja1474 Oct 15, 2018 Tennessee

    Midwest barrel company. I bought one from then new and it sealed up good. Also Adventures in Homebrewing just sent an email out saying they have fresh dumped barrels too.
  4. wasatchback

    wasatchback Jan 12, 2014 Tajikistan

    Using barrels for Homebrew size batches is really tough. The surface to volume ratio isn’t in your favor and you can extract so much wood character in a very short period of time which really negates the reason for using a barrel, especially a non spirit barrel.
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