Recently I was able to get in on a club buy for some 5 gallon charred wiskey barrels . First up , Belgian triple ! This will probably spend a week or two inside , just long enough till I have another beer to replace it with .
I did find out the barrel I will be getting is from a rum called Rumble. Fermented honey with figs and Turrbinado sugar. Not your typical rum .But it should work well with the beer I intend to drop into it. I just hope it turns out as well as I expect it to. As far as updates. The barrel is in Davis. I will pick it up on Sunday! When the updated email went out they were happy with the service and quality . I was also told Hoptech will be buying more in the future to sell.
Well it's been a little while . The triple is smelling better and better ! In the meantime I picked up another barrel . I paid a little extra ($56.00) for this one . Same 5.2 gallon . Old ale or imperial red ? Hmm
We were planning on doing a barrel order thru hoptec . I hope they don't gouge but they will still be a reasonable price . When word got out about the first order A lot of people were asking. Soon after Oder #2 went out and within 2 days all 28 barrels were sold. Price per barrel is $46. and we split the shipping , Not bad eh? Talking with John he said as much interest in another round it became a chore to keep up with everything and was looking for someone else to take care of the orders. The barrels themselves come from Balconies distillery. Im sure if you look them up you can get in contact with them and do your own club buy.