Cut-in-half whiskey barrels

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Griff7887
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Cut-in-half whiskey barrels

Post by Griff7887 » Sun May 28, 2006 12:15 pm

My local traderhorn is selling old whiskey barrels that are cut in half width wise. (you can still smell the whiskey in them)

I'm wondering if any of you have any good uses I could do with them because I could probably get a couple for free.

If I made a top for them would they be good fermenters? I figure they are oak, can't tell for sure though. No plugs either.

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Post by theholymackerel » Sun May 28, 2006 1:28 pm

They make nice planters.

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Post by stillman » Sun May 28, 2006 5:24 pm

Take the wood staves. Cut them into pieces that will fit into whatever container you are storing your hooch in. Toast or char to your liking. Add to your jar of hooch. Wait as long as you can. Enjoy. 8) 8) 8)

I think possum or pothead said it best though. Putting oak on neutral spirits is like oak flavored vodka. So true.

The rum can be really nice if you wait 2 months. I did the neutral and oak thing, thought it was great at first but am now working on a real whiskey.

Good Luck.
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Post by junkyard dawg » Sun May 28, 2006 6:07 pm

I bet they won't hold water after being cut in half...

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Post by golden pond » Mon May 29, 2006 3:50 am

They do make good mash containers. I use them for that.
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Post by Griff7887 » Mon May 29, 2006 5:44 am

golden pond wrote:They do make good mash containers. I use them for that.
How do you close the top?

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Post by golden pond » Mon May 29, 2006 7:29 am

Griff7887 wrote:
golden pond wrote:They do make good mash containers. I use them for that.
How do you close the top?
I don't want the top closed, I only make sour mash and want the air-borne yeast to get in, I just cover mine with screen wire to keep flys and such out but my mash can still get outside air.
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Post by stoker » Mon May 29, 2006 7:41 am

aks him where he got these, then you can maybe get two halve barrels wich are not cut yet (AKA a nomal barrel)
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