The Badmotivator Bain-Marie and Oak Barrel

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Re: The Badmotivator Bain-Marie and Oak Barrel

Postby Badmotivator » Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:16 pm

Mikey-moo wrote:Are these for sale now then? Where can we buy them from please...
I have made some informal ad hoc private arrangements with a few people. Nothing professional. Say, how expensive is it to ship from Oregon to the UK?
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Re: The Badmotivator Bain-Marie and Oak Barrel

Postby Mikey-moo » Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:17 am

Many pesos :-(
I'll start saving up :-)
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Re: The Badmotivator Bain-Marie and Oak Barrel

Postby OtisT » Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:36 am

Badmotivator wrote:
Mikey-moo wrote:Are these for sale now then? Where can we buy them from please...
I have made some informal ad hoc private arrangements with a few people. Nothing professional. Say, how expensive is it to ship from Oregon to the UK?


I just spent a little over $20 to send a small box (about 8x8x8") to the U.K. That was the cheep option.
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Re: The Badmotivator Bain-Marie and Oak Barrel

Postby rubber duck » Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:23 am

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rubber duck wrote:Could you do some custom oak? Like it would be a pain in the ass but but I would pay you for it.
What do you have in mind?


Toasted French oak medium. Also a head made from a white wine barrel would be cool.
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Re: The Badmotivator Bain-Marie and Oak Barrel

Postby Badmotivator » Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:31 pm

rubber duck wrote:
Badmotivator wrote:
rubber duck wrote:Could you do some custom oak? Like it would be a pain in the ass but but I would pay you for it.
What do you have in mind?


Toasted French oak medium. Also a head made from a white wine barrel would be cool.
I would be happy to make those, but I can’t think of a way to get French oak merrains. Any ideas?

Making a head out of a used white wine barrel is more do-able. I don’t have any ex-white staves but I could get some. The ex-wine heads I made were from a red wine barrel, but the technique would be the same.
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Re: The Badmotivator Bain-Marie and Oak Barrel

Postby Oldvine Zin » Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:24 am

Hey BadMo,
We stopped barrel aging whites a long time ago so I can't help you with those staves, but I could set you up with an almost endless supply of red ones.

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Re: The Badmotivator Bain-Marie and Oak Barrel

Postby rubber duck » Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:11 pm

I know where to get them. Next time in wine country I'll get some and pm you.
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Re: The Badmotivator Bain-Marie and Oak Barrel

Postby Badmotivator » Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:45 am

In post #380 of this thread I mentioned a barrel whose metal can split. Yesterday I cut the curled lip of the can with an angle grinder, cut the can with big snips, released the head, sanded it down a bit, re-waxed the croze, and pressed it into a new can.
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Re: The Badmotivator Bain-Marie and Oak Barrel

Postby The Baker » Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:41 pm

And now you have a spittoon....

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Re: The Badmotivator Bain-Marie and Oak Barrel

Postby pretender » Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:05 am

In the end I managed to complete the elements to prepare the barrel according to Badmo. Oak boards 1 ", unfortunately I have not been able to buy similar containers like Badmo, so I prepared a section of 220 mm pipe.

Badmo, how did you water the barrels? Is it just inside or can I insert a filled water bucket into a bucket and pour the whole water?
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Re: The Badmotivator Bain-Marie and Oak Barrel

Postby pretender » Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:42 am

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Re: The Badmotivator Bain-Marie and Oak Barrel

Postby yakattack » Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:29 am

Pretender. Please do not upload pics via tap talk. Those of us not using it can not see pictures and down the road those pics won't be available. Please follow the procedure to upload directly to the site. There's a sticky on how to do this if you are unsure.
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Re: The Badmotivator Bain-Marie and Oak Barrel

Postby pretender » Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:53 am

I'm sorry, I only use the phone ... I'm improving [WINKING FACE]
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Re: The Badmotivator Bain-Marie and Oak Barrel

Postby Badmotivator » Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:21 pm

pretender wrote:In the end I managed to complete the elements to prepare the barrel according to Badmo. Oak boards 1 ", unfortunately I have not been able to buy similar containers like Badmo, so I prepared a section of 220 mm pipe.

Badmo, how did you water the barrels? Is it just inside or can I insert a filled water bucket into a bucket and pour the whole water?


Hey, that looks fun!

I swell and test my barrels by filling them with water, and often leave them upright with water on top of the wood. In the end, though, to prove that it is tight, you need to see how it does with water only on the inside. Then you will either see places where it is leaking or you won't. Give it a couple of days though, as sometimes those weepy spots fix themselves.

I note that you used flat-sawn boards. This will increase your loss rate somewhat (I don't know how much) because of the orientation of the oak's medullary rays, which on your barrel are pointing from the inside of your barrel to the outside. I recommend using only quarter sawn oak in the future.

Also, were you able to weather the oak outside for a good long time before making your barrel heads? If not, you may find that the wood gives an aggressive, tannic, green flavor to your spirit.

I wish you luck!
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