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Thread: Best source for used Bourbon Barrels

  1. #1
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    Best source for used Bourbon Barrels

    As the title states, I am in search for used bourbon barrels. Any insight in obtaining freshly dumped barrels, and how to properly maintain them would be most helpful. Thanks.

    Cheers,
    Bob

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    Depends on what you mean by freshly dumped. If you mean in the last hour before pickup, your choices are pretty small at the moment. Lots of barrels are being shipped over seas for top dollar. If you can deal with a couple days to a week (which is what we get and have zero problems with). Try Kelvin Cooperage in Louisville and or try some bigger distilleries. Beam and Old Forester both were selling for $80 a barrel but had presold all they had for the rest of the year already. Kelvin(502) 366-5757
    Joel Halbleib
    CBO "Chief Brewing Officer" / Zymurgist
    Bluegrass Brewing Co
    636 East Main St
    Louisville, KY
    www.bluegrassbrewing.com

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    Send a PM to user: bourbonbarrel or call T Grif 608-358-3245 He apparently sells used barrels but I haven't seen him post lately.
    Cheers & I'm out!
    David R. Pierce
    NABC & Bank Street Brewhouse
    POB 343
    New Albany, IN 47151

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    A week would be more than fine. I just didn't want to get barrels that have been sitting for months. Thanks for the insight.

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