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    barrels

    I have been searching for barrels in the 1-2 gal size, charred not toasted.
    both of these sites have barrels from 2L. to 20L. with a medium char. and there pricing is the cheapest I've been able to find.

    www.milehidistilling.com

    www.thebarrelsource.com

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    Re: barrels

    What are you going to do with the barrel?
    ovh

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    Re: barrels

    After staring at the girl in the cowboy hat for a while, I began to wonder if any of the hot plates used are rheostat controlled or are they just on/off. The ability to adjust the heat output would seem to be advantageous, finer kettle temp control, you know, if one was to distill their own, you know, water.

    Then I stared at the girl a little longer and forgot to check out their barrels.

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    Re: barrels

    Quote Originally Posted by ILLfarmboy View Post
    After staring at the girl in the cowboy hat for a while, I began to wonder if any of the hot plates used are rheostat controlled or are they just on/off. The ability to adjust the heat output would seem to be advantageous, finer kettle temp control, you know, if one was to distill their own, you know, water.

    Then I stared at the girl a little longer and forgot to check out their barrels.
    OK, now I'm going to have to look at the links. Brad, she better look like I hope she looks, and not just some fugly holding an AR-15.
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    Re: barrels

    Quote Originally Posted by ILLfarmboy View Post
    After staring at the girl in the cowboy hat for a while, I began to wonder if any of the hot plates used are rheostat controlled or are they just on/off. The ability to adjust the heat output would seem to be advantageous, finer kettle temp control, you know, if one was to distill their own, you know, water.

    Then I stared at the girl a little longer and forgot to check out their barrels.
    She's wearing a hat? I hadn't noticed.

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    Re: barrels

    I intend to do some experiments, such as rebarreling some bourbon and perhaps putting some clear into one or two.
    the results will be made available at sampler.

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    Re: barrels

    Quote Originally Posted by ILLfarmboy View Post
    After staring at the girl in the cowboy hat for a while, I began to wonder if any of the hot plates used are rheostat controlled or are they just on/off. The ability to adjust the heat output would seem to be advantageous, finer kettle temp control, you know, if one was to distill their own, you know, water.

    Then I stared at the girl a little longer and forgot to check out their barrels.
    I think her name is Emerson. Joe
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    Re: barrels

    The Barrel Source products look like what Binny's has, probably the one liter model. Binny's has it for $40, if I remember correctly.

    On the web site Barrel Source conflates charring and toasting, which is incorrect. I would probably ask them to clarify that before I bought one, because which you want would depend on what you are trying to do. If you're working with new make (i.e., white dog), you probably want a real char. If you are rebarreling something that has already spent some time in charred wood, a medium toast would be just the thing.

    I have heard that the spigots leak. They might be smart to make a model in which a simple thief (i.e., pipette) is provided instead of the spigot.

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    Re: barrels

    I haven't had any spigot problems thus far. I'd suggest soaking the barrel with some water before you fill, or expect a very thirsty barrel. 2nd fill on these little barrel's seems to be a bit friendlier than 1st fill. fwiw.

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    Re: barrels

    Do the distilleries add any water or spirits to a barrel to "season" it before filling with white dog?
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