Has anyone used these? Have any actual experience with them?
i saw these whilst browsing the other day and they look kinda cool and would allow me to experiment with some local woods for aging product.
I can't imagine using these, why not just use a normal 55 gal drum with some staves if that was your goal?
Almost don't want to know how much they want for those. I use stainless barrels with spirals for my rum. Happy with that.
Reply:On 9/29/2020 at 12:15 AM, JustAndy said:
Reply:On 9/29/2020 at 3:00 AM, Black Creek said:
As the saying goes - oaking isn't aging. Without breathing you miss that part of it. That being said if you're doing a short aging on the spirit anyhow it probably won't make much of a difference anyhow.
For price the 59g Titan Barrel (basically the same thing) is $1000 for the barrel and $400 for the replacement staves. https://www.titanbarrels.com/
The Squarrel (you can search for previous post on this) is $760 for a 10g version and $90 for replacement staves. They have bigger version but they don't list the price. https://www.mtka-bec.com/search?searchterm=squarrel
At least with the Squarrel you're getting better storage density. Too bad they didn't make it more easily forkable for a pallet jack or forklift.
Reply:6 hours ago, FijiSpirits said:
Reply:8 hours ago, Foreshot said:
For your situation I think that's a good idea. I like having the locals process the wood - it adds to your story of being local.
Reply:21 hours ago, FijiSpirits said:
Reply:3 hours ago, Black Creek said:
9-12 months and beyond. Depends on product. Generally around 7-9 months I start doing occasional tasting until I am satisfied it is ready for gauging and bottling. I have some 2 year old rum now that has a nice creamy sweet front end in both white and matured on wood.