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.
- Details & Instructions
4.7 / 5.06 ReviewsMy oaked stout is aging in it nowI had some problems at first but now it's working great. I am very excited to try my beer when it's ready. I plan on using my barrel constantly, always having a pipeline of oaked beer on tap.January 31, 2014My new Bourbon BarrelI use it for making Bourbon ales, from Bourbon Stout to Porter to Kentucky Bourbon Ale to Barley wine. I age it for just the right amount of time, then rack to a better bottle for long term aging. Great flavor, but requires a fair amount of maintenance.November 30, 2013Our club project - was a lot of funFor our club we got a barrel for group projects. When we got the barrel last year, it leaked, and Midwest handled it immediately. Now a year later we just tasted the beer and its awesome. The barrel requires more prep work, but it makes a great beer and was a fun project. I'm kind of wishing we got a 10 gallon barrel.October 27, 2013Did not leakI just successfully kegged my first high gravity batch that had been in the barrel for 8 months. I was lucky and had no leaks. The beer tastes great. It's some work to prepare the barrel and to clean it afterwards, it's not for the faint of heart.September 23, 2013thank you AWE SOME!!!!I had a barrel i purched 5 gal, when I went to hydraate it It took 9 days to it to stop leaking .I LET midwest supplies know about my problem . I recieved A new barrel at my door in 6 days awesome!!!!!!December 17, 2012won't quit leakingI purchased a 5 gal. barrel . I went to hydrate it 6 days later it's still leaking. also big chunks of wood were pealed up where they hammered on the bands POOR workmanship !!!!_x000D__x000D_(Editors Note: Please contact us with any barrel concerns. Barrel Mill and Midwest Supplies are more than happy to replace any defective products!)December 11, 2012
- Customer Q&A
Browse 6 questions Browse 6 questions and 10 answersAre these barrels charred or toasted?I have never used a barrel. Is the barrel a one time use?BEST ANSWER: No, they sell a barrel cleaner so it can be used multiple timesCan these barrels be ordered with custom char level?BEST ANSWER: We do not offer a custom char level option.I have a 5 gallon barrel.
I just put pino noir in it. How long should I let it stay in the barrel?BEST ANSWER: I would do it to taste. Some people like oaken wines, others not so much. Have some fun and experiment eith it. After about thirty days, take a test sample, then judge for yourself whether it's ready or not. If not, give it another 30 days and try again, and so on. I usually go about 6 months because I like what oak does to wine. You should keep in mind that a new barrel will require less time than a used barrel to get the same oak notes.after the secondary fermentation can you age your wine in these barrels and does the barrel come with a bung?BEST ANSWER: Yes, you can age your wine in these. They do include bungs.I'm new. Tell me about aging in this barrel. I'm guessing I do primary in my conical then move to this barrel for a long term secondary?
Can I add sugars and have carbonation happen inside this thing? I'm a bottler, not a keg get at this point. All feedback is appreciated. Cheers.BEST ANSWER: Hi Fass, Yes, you would want to do your primary fermentation in different vessel and transfer it to the barrel for secondary. You would want to bottle as normal and not carbonate in the barrel. Just be sure to soak the barrel with water for a couple days first. The wood doesn't create a water tight seal until it soaks up some water and swells. You would also want to use a holding solution of sodium metabisulfite and citric acid in between uses to preventLet us know if you need anything else!