Barrels of bourbon fun

Bourbon barrel

Used bourbon barrels are all the rage these days, but filling a 53-gallon barrel (the standard size) can be a challenge for a homebrewer.

These five-gallon barrels from Woodinville Whiskey Co. are more suited to smaller batches. In addition, the smaller barrel sizes provide a greater surface area to volume ratio (more wood in contact with liquid) which results in increased extraction.

Woodinville currently is sold out of these barrels, but is taking orders now for deliveries in February.

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