Q: What is this difference between this and the Fresh 5 Gallon American Oak Barrel and the same but item # American Oak Barrel 129-1000
A: the 129-1000 comes from a direct cooperage with Deep South Barrels in Houston. The barrels do have a light shellac on the outside and are charred to level three on the inside and do come with a stand included and the option to use the spigot for draining and the bung. The Fresh american oak barrels are untreated on the outside, do not come with a draining/dispensing bung and do not include a stand bur otherwise would be a similar volume and same level of char
Q: Do you have any available for sale ?
A: At this time we do not have this oak barrel available. You can add yourself to the waiting list to be notified when they are available again if you would like.
Q: Is there any information available about the cooperage who makes the barrels? How are the staves conditioned? For how long? What methods are used to toast the staves?
A: The barrels are produced by Deep South barrels out of Texas. Many of these questions are covered in their FAQ section of their site at www.deepsouthbarrels.com
Q: What are the dimensions please?
A: 12" in height 16" in length
Q: What's the weight of this 20L barrel?
Q: Would the development of a lambic be appropriate in these 20L barrels? Not looking to cask condition for CO2 (would use a bung to off gas). Looking to develop flavor via wood and wild yeast strains over time.
A: The barrels do have a slight char and would fine for aging a beer for longer term storage
Q: Has anyone had success with cask condition a beer in one of these? I plan on aging a beer for an event and was thinking of adding the beer and priming sugar to the barrel and aging it, then serving strait from the cask like a real-ale. Was wondering if there were any suggestions for this.
A: These barrels are meant for again and conditioning only and would not function well under pressure
Q: When will you're 20 liter barrels be for sale again? Thank you,Mark
A: These are temporarily unavailable from the vendor and will have them listed as soon as he have stock on hand. We dont currently have a date
Q: Medium char, what number char level is that? #3 or #4?
A: Medium char would be closer to a #2 or #2 char. 34 is considered a heavy char
Q: I am making apple jack can I put this barrel out to freeze the mixture?
A: While this could be used for 'jacking', it would probably be easier to do the process in a see through container made from plastic or glass.
Q: Can you get the barrel without the stand?
Q: From the photo, these barrels appear to be varnished. Are they varnished?
A: These barrels are coated in a sugar based varnish that makes the wood shiny and more attractive by the manufacturer.
Q: Where are these barrels made?
A: These barrels are American made.
Q: Will you be getting any 20L barrels in stock any time soon?
A: They are currently in route, we are expecting them to be back in stock anytime.