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Post by Durhommer » Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:03 am

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Anyone use this barrel before on their spirit? If so howd it go or is it still going
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Post by still_stirrin » Wed Sep 30, 2020 6:09 am

Yep...it looks like a barrel.

But who made it? Where’s the sales from, ie - who are you buying it from? Shipping cost -TBD? Does it come with a bung? How about a stand? What about a tap?

It’s hard to determine the “true value” without more data. Sure, the cask “looks great”, but there is much more to a “deal” than that.

I bought a 5 gallon cask for $129 USD, but it didn’t include a bung ($10 USD), or shipping ($25 USD). And it did not include a stand, which I’ve since had to make. Otherwise, it is a well built barrel.
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Post by Durhommer » Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:28 am

Thanks ss guess I'll research more before I buy it
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Post by GCB3 » Wed Sep 30, 2020 9:25 am

Duro, if you have the budget for it, the Gibbs folks in Arkansas make a fabulous barrel. They are more expensive than what you show above, but, they are truly quality product. :thumbup:

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Post by Bushman » Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:47 am

If the answers to the questions asked are positive, that is a good price for a 5 gallon barrel. I am guessing if it’s American Oak it’s made in the US but probably shouldn’t make that assumption.

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Post by Durhommer » Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:16 pm

It's from adventure in home brewing its American oak no stand but it has a bung unfortunately I waited too long and all they have now is once used whiskey barrel for the same price thinking I'll go for one of those
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Post by Durhommer » Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:43 pm

GCB3 wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 9:25 am
Duro, if you have the budget for it, the Gibbs folks in Arkansas make a fabulous barrel. They are more expensive than what you show above, but, they are truly quality product. :thumbup:
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This is Gibbs bros. Lil rich for my blood at the moment but something for all my coins to go to now(I'm good at saving coins) I just realized it dont gotta be 5 gallon either I could fit 1.5 in a 2 gallon barrel right?
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Post by ideasinbeer » Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:51 pm

I haven't looked at 5 gallon barrels in a while, but lots of places make them. Shop around a wee bit.

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Post by cob » Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:37 pm

I used to recommend tuthilltown for their used gibbs barrels.

However their web page has been changed into a pain in the A$$.

new corporate owners in 2017 may be why. I will fill out the age

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Post by Beerswimmer » Wed Sep 30, 2020 5:23 pm

barrelsdirect dot com Huge selection, free shipping, comes with a bung. New and used, all sizes :thumbup:

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Post by 8Ball » Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:10 am

I own one 5G cask made by Gibbs. It is a solidly built work of art. Give them a call and talk to some really nice people. I paid approx $225 for a 5G cask, extra bungs, a stand, and shipping. This was 4 years ago. If you talk right, you can get them to throw in a few pieces of stave cut offs too.

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Post by Durhommer » Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:43 am

Thanks all for info I need to hurry and get a barrel
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Post by rubberduck71 » Mon Oct 12, 2020 5:36 pm

Durhommer wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:43 am
Thanks all for info I need to hurry and get a barrel
Check out barrelsonline.com - they have very decent prices. Shipping is ~$9/barrel for the 2L ones I ordered. Probably goes up the larger the barrel.
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