Where to buy Oak Barrels?

Discussion in 'Barrels & Oaking' started by Mbogan, Oct 26, 2017.

  1. mainshipfred

    mainshipfred Junior Member Supporting Member

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    Report on the barrel. I had a few leaks when I started soaking the barrel but everything stopped in about an hour maybe 2 now it's bone dry. My only question is when I first started and it was leaking the water coming out was black. Wonder if I got a medium char instead of a mediun toast. It's real oaky smellingas well. Any thoughts?
     
  2. Johnd

    Johnd Middle Aged Member Supporting Member

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    That’s why you rinse it out, to get the manufacturing / charring leftovers out of there. Don’t know what to tell you about the toast level.
     
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  3. stickman

    stickman Veteran Winemaker

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    You should be able to see inside the barrel with a flashlight; medium toast should be somewhere between light and dark brown, a few darker areas are ok, but a char barrel should be mostly black.
     
  4. mainshipfred

    mainshipfred Junior Member Supporting Member

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    It's definately charred. They are sending me another no questions asked. Might not be the best quality barrel but a reputable company it seems.
     
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  5. nynethead

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    Haven't been on in a while so i just saw your question. I buy 25 gallon american barrels directly from Kelvin. purchased one each of the past 2 years to replace my 15 gallon older barrels. they are $275 + $50 shipping.
     

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