Please note barrels may have to be soaked/swelled before use.
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Posted by Steven Barsalou on 4th Jan 2017
I ordered a Quinoa whiskey barrel. Those were out of stock, so I switched to a Ryemageddon barrel. The barrel arrived with without packaging (shipping label directly on the outside). The outside of the barrel had general signs of use and shipping, but were overall fairly clean. The inside of the barrel was a little dry from what I've seen from other "freshly dumped" barrels. In order to preserve the spirit flavors and aromas, I did not perform any treatments to the barrel prior to filling. Upon filing the barrel, it leaked slowly from a couple of the stave joints for about 30 minutes (total leaked volume was about 0.5 gallons).
I just pulled porter out of the barrel after 4.5 weeks of aging. Overall, the flavors are very nice. The rye whiskey and barrel flavor are low to medium (compared to 2 weeks of aging of the same beer in a single use bourbon barrel from a different source).
This is a nice barrel if you are not looking for big whiskey/spirit flavors to be imparted on the beer.
It is also worth mentioning here that 15 gallon barrels (from Corsair or other distilleries) are actually closer to 16.5 gallons, so brew enough to have the proper volume to completely fill the barrel.
Posted by George on 3rd Jan 2017
After a few years of debating, I finally jumped in and bought a barrel. I wanted a full size but I just didn't have the space and production level for it. I bought a 15 gallon Ryemageddon barrel and couldn't be happier. It's solid, reasonably priced, well made and smelled wonderful upon opening. It has some surface cracking by the hole and leaked a tiny bit in one spot at first but it sealed itself quickly and looks great in my pub room. I may just come back for another.
Posted by Robert on 5th Dec 2016
Barrel arrived in great shape. You guys have my vote, A+++++++
Posted by Dave on 27th Nov 2016
I bought this barrel to age my stouts and other beers in. It arrived in great condition by mail. I pulled the bung out and it had a wonderful Rye Whisky smell, inside was clean and wood slightly charred.
For $125, I believe this is a great buy, seen other barrels online $200-$300. Very Happy with my purchase.
Posted by Michael on 21st Nov 2016
If you're looking for some awesome barrel's to add your homebrew, look no further. These ROCK!!! They're solidly built and only used once. So you can get some great residual whiskey left over and wonderful barrel character. Looking forward to aging my Scottish Wee Heavy!!
Posted by Unknown on 21st Sep 2016
Excellent product and great value. Excellent service and speedy deliver. Thanks.
Posted by KLowe on 16th Feb 2016
Bought a 15 gallon "Buck Yeah" barrel for aging home brew beers. Barrel is very solidly built, smells amazing, and no leaks. Great aftermarket price as well.
I recommend the Corsair barrels to any home brewer looking for an aging barrel.
Posted by Nik on 10th Feb 2016
Barrel is less than a year old and smelled great upon opening. Held water no problem!
Posted by Edward Roszczynski on 22nd Jan 2016
I needed a barrel to age my homemade French Cab and this look like a prefect match for me. Thanks for having the barrels available for the public to be able to purchase .
Posted by Unknown on 7th Jan 2016
I bought one of these about 6 months ago and have been using it for rum. The barrels are VERY solid and I had zero leaks with mine. I wouldn't hesitate to buy another one from these guys. Great service.
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