1.5L American Oak Barrel (Medium Char)
Genuine premium seasoned American oak barrels, handmade and medium charred. Comes with satin finish, black bands, stand, plug and polished brass tap. Great for storing and maturing alcohol (Beers, Wine, Port, and Spirits). There are no metal or plastic liners like many cheaper options on the market.
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AUSTRALIA WIDE SHIPPING, INCLUDING:
- Melbourne, Victoria
- Sydney, New South Wales
- Canberra, ACT
- Brisbane, Queensland
- Hobart, Tasmania
- Darwin, Northern Territory
- Perth, Western Australia
- Adelaide, South Australia
- & regional areas in all of the states above
Barrels Preparation and Maintenance Guide
Care of New Barrel
Brand new barrels are about as sanitary as they can be as the wood has been heated over direct fire in the process of making the barrel. This is done in order to bend the staves into place and to enhance various flavour accents.
How to seal the barrel
Like any wooden container, a new barrel must be filled with water so the oak can swell and eliminate leaks. These leaks often seal themselves in only a few hours to a couple of days depending on how dry the barrel is. To ensure that the leak stops the barrel must be kept full until it stops. Using fresh water or filtered water free of chlorine is always preferred when doing this.
If the leak persists you can seal them by applying the barrel wax we supply with every keg and placing the wax over the areas that leak, then using a hair dryer to melt the wax so it can work its way into the leak to block it up. The oak must be dry in order for the wax to adhere and seal the barrel. Never place wax on the inside of the barrel as it will spoil the contents of the barrel
How to prepare for use
Fill the barrel with hot water, rotate it and empty until the colour of the water comes out transparent. Bits of loose charred wood may come out during this process. Let the barrel sit to dry then it is ready for use.
How to age wines and liquors
To age wines or liquors, simply fill the barrel with your favourite product and store in a humid place where it is not exposed to sunlight or heat. The time required depends on your choice and taste. Ageing wine or liquor in a barrel has the effect of transmitting the taste of the wood to your product inside the barrel. The longer you store a wine or liquor the stronger the oak taste that you will get from the wood and also the darker the colour will become.
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The 1.5L American Oak Barrel is avaliable for shipping in the following locations:
Adelaide & Regional South Australia
Melbourne & Regional Victoria
Sydney & Regional New South Wales
Brisbane & Regional Queensland
Perth & Regional Western Australia
Darwin & Regiaonl Northern Territory
After opening the exceptionally well packed 1.5L barrels at work, one of my cluckier co-workers squeed with delight and began coddling the little guy. That alone was work the price of admission.
The initial wash out and a week of rotation with demineralised water, I saw no leaks and didn't have to use the wax on either of the two barrels. They are now holding fresh 40% clear and we'll see how they go in the coming months in developing colour and flavour.
Too soon to judge how the final product will go, but at this stage I'm very happy with the purchase :)
Great finish, loved it.👍
Cute little barrel, full wood and feels heavy!
Design is professional and details too!
There is user guide that is really helpful!
It arrived quick and secured.
Thinking about buying a bigger one!
Very well made and the flavour from the oak was evident within a couple of weeks and really enhanced my port.
I was most impressed with my 1.5 l American Oak barrel that I ordered. Not only did it arrive swiftly and very well packaged which ensured its excellent condition upon arrival, but it was everything as promised on the website. I cannot wait to now enjoy the benefits of having genuine charred American Oak wood to add that extra dimension of flavour and complexity to some quality Port. And noe I'm seriously considering grabbing a couple more to see what they will do with Whiskey and Rum.