DetailsThese Barrel Mill Premium Oak Barrels are made of smooth, clear, premium, slow-growing Minnesota White Oak. Built by hand and toasted to perfection by highly experienced coopers. Every barrel is tested before shipping for that final step in quality assurance. If you are considering buying your first barrel or appreciate high quality, these barrels are for you.
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4.5 / 5.06 ReviewsNice sizedI've got my third batch in it now, keeping the throughput going. This time around it's a stout. The last one, a porter, had a nice smooth vanilla oak taste.February 27, 2014Big BarrelI made a big Bourbon stout and am aging it in this barrel for a year. I can't wait to try it. I check for evaporation once a quarter and fill it with stout to keep out air space.January 11, 2014Very happy10 gallons is the right size for my Solara where I mature my Lambics. I constantly brew a new batch, draw off some and add in more, keeping a nice pipeline going. _x000D_Its a great conversation piece as my friends ask whats in the barrel. The good thing is that few like Lambic, so i have more to myself.December 6, 2013Holds a lotI'm almost a year in to my Lambic project. I have this barrel filled with Lambic yeast and bacteria for a year, and just started a second batch. In another 18-24 months I'm going to draw off some and blend them (old and young) to see how it tastes._x000D__x000D_My original barrel leaked and Midwest replaced it and I've had no problems in a year.October 8, 2013Shop AroundThis may be a great barrel, but seems very pricey. You can buy a charred, 55 gallon, white oak barrel for $90.00 on the square in Lynchburg, Tennessee.August 25, 2013
- Customer Q&A
Browse 3 questions Browse 3 questions and 5 answersCan I put 6 gallons of wine in 10 gallon barrel, and store for 4-6 months without a problem? I'm wondering if the 4 gallons of air space is a problem?BEST ANSWER: It isn't advisable because of airspace and possible microbial growth that can then impact the wine if it comes into contact. I'd do a 5 gal barrel and oak chip the other gal then rack blend it all together when you bottle.How do you clean it after it emptys out? And long does the barrel last?BEST ANSWER: Check out the "barrel care sheet" link from the product page for the barrel. Much info there. Barrels can last a long time, depending on use, but less "oakiness" will be imparted as the barrel ages.I am looking to age a wine blend- Zinfandel 37.5%, Cabernet 37.5%, Barbera 25%. What is the toast level of this barrel and is it brand new or used? Any further information about the barrel would help as the information is very limited here.BEST ANSWER: They are Medium Toast aka #3 Char.