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Old 10-01-2011, 02:35 PM   #1
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I'm very tempted to email this guy, but can anyone guess why a wine barrel would be decommissioned and then sold as a rain barrel?

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Old 10-01-2011, 02:53 PM   #2
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I beat you to it, I called him yesterday ... he only has two left and the are weathered and one is missing one band. I was going to use them as planters for my deck. Last year I was in Fredericksburg and a few of the wineries has some neutral barrels for sale. I'm going to head that way tomorrow to see if I can find some.

Most wineries will get rid of neutral barrels.
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Old 10-01-2011, 03:23 PM   #3
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I'd love to hear what you find.

I'm not sure if the wife is on board or not though.

She started me off on a one gallon kit and my hobby has grown a bit. I have 14.5 gallons going all together right now.

She seemed a little overwhelmed at the thought of me doing 30 gallons at a time...

 
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Old 10-01-2011, 03:25 PM   #4
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I picked up a couple last year down in ABQ from a small winery. They were $50 ea and I got there first and snagged the two nicest ones. I stained them with a light oak stain and added my winery name to them. Have one on the front portal with plants and one on the back portal.



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Old 10-01-2011, 03:27 PM   #5
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Those look nice. I'll have to check the wineries around here. Man you guys are a bad influence!
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Old 10-01-2011, 03:31 PM   #6
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Old 10-01-2011, 08:48 PM   #7
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I don't know if you want to use a barrel discarded by a winery and re-use it for wine. I guess you could. if you cleaned and sanitized the crap out of it.

You could start out small and get a 23L barrel. I got one and have my second kit in it right now.
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Yikes, no these should only be used for decorative purposes for sure!
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Old 10-02-2011, 02:14 PM   #9
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Just got back from Fredericksburg and Becker had some. They have about 10 more for $100 each. They were all in real good shape.

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Wow! Those look good enough to use!
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