Guide: Barrel-Aging with New 5 Gallon Oak Barrels

A new five-gallon white oak barrel. Barrel-aging doesn’t have to be a black box. However, for many, especially homebrewers and home winemakers, buying that first small barrel is daunting. We understand why – and we’re here to make it easier.  One of the top questions asked by those ready to...

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How to store and care for a new small format barrel

New, small barrels are a great buy for homebrewers, people who want to experiment with distilled spirits or even bartenders who want to try their hand at barrel-aged cocktails.  However, barrel-aging with a brand new, small barrel isn’t exactly an out-of-the-box, ready-to-go endeavor. It takes some prepwork and some homework....

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Barrel-Aged Homebrewing 101: How to avoid oxidation

This is the moment you’ve been waiting for. For months you’ve thought about it, dreamt about it, gazed longingly at it from across the room. You’re about to try your latest and greatest homebrewed creation, patiently aged in a perfect oak barrel. You pour your first sample, swish the liquid around,...

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