Two 3 Liter ¾ Gallon American White Oak Rum Whiskey Barrels Beer Kegs Wine Casks For Sale
“Enhancing the Beer, Tequila, Whiskey and Wine of the World one White Oak Barrel at a time”
This listing is for Two (2) new 3 Liter / .78 gallon American white oak barrel to age, mature, decanter, carafe, or flask liquor, wine or beer, there is another listing for one…, and three…, four…, and six 3 liter barrels
This 3 liter / .78 gallon barrel is 6 ¾ inches diameter in the middle, and 5 ¾ inches diameter on the ends and 8 ½ inches long and weighs about 3.6 pounds. The area of the drawing is about 4 ¾ inches diameter but the spigot is in the bottom of that area.
My barrels are made in Mexico with American white oak for the tequila trade but they work for all other types of spirits which lend themselves to aging in white oak. I live in Mexico and they are shipped from Mexico.
Almost all of the new barrels on the Internet, regardless of shipping location are made in Mexico. You will see barrels with brass, steel, (actually galvanized) and black metal hoops read why I don’t sell them anymore.
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I have these barrels in several sizes with or without outside coating and the char of your choice, see them all at American White Oak Barrels
The stand, spigot and bung are all included. They are charred on the inside with a heavy char using an open fire of white oak chips but you may order the charring on your choice, please allow extra shop time for special orders.
Smaller barrels provide each liter of spirits with a great deal more oak character than a larger barrel due to the ratio of surface area to wine volume. Because of this the same degree of flavor change may be observed in a far shorter period of time, perhaps only a few weeks. Spirits in a small barrel requires constant monitoring to ensure it does not become over oaked.
Why We Apply A Finish Coat
Completed barrels are tested with water, they leak a little until the wood swells against the metal hoops, leaking water with charring from inside stains the outside of the barrels; to prevent the staining we apply a coat of lacquer. [The 6 gallon barrel is the only one I make without outside coating of lacquer but any barrel can be special ordered without lacquer.] Just before the barrels are shipped the water is poured out, when received they need to be filled with water to be sure they are still watertight, they may leak a little until the wood is re-hydrated and swells against the metal hoops and will stain the barrel if not coated. We have a deep flowing well with water we can drink from the tap which we use to hydrate the barrels. It is true that wine or liquor stored for several years in un-coated barrels which have been used a lot and don’t impart much color and flavor anymore and is stored in the proper temperature and humidity that evaporation can take place through the pores of the wood and the ingredients may come out denser and have a more intense flavor but the new mini barrels impart so much color and flavor so quickly that the ingredients cannot be left inside long enough for evaporation to take place, there would be so much flavor from the oak that it would ruin the taste, at least not until the barrel has been used several times, perhaps five years, and there isn't much color and flavor left, usually by that time the coat of lacquer has worn off. The lacquer will not harm the ingredients; neither will it come off in the liquor.
Artwork The artwork / engraving can be anything you want if it's just your name or lettering the cost is about $10.60 on the 5 liter and smaller barrels, 17.80 on 10 liter and larger barrels but artwork cost extra. You can attach a file to the email system the design you want burned onto your barrel to get a price, we prefer a JPEG file but have been able to work with just about anything. I’m not allowed to add my email address to the item description and since you are not allowed to contact me until after you have made a purchase you may want to buy the Care and Storage instructions for $1.99, with them you will better understand what you’re getting into when you take the challenge of owning your own barrel and you will have my email address. When you buy a barrel the care and storage instructions come with it. The area of the drawing is about 4 ¾ inches diameter but the spigot is in the bottom of that area. To see my latest artwork in a Windows Live photo album go to American White Oak Barrels
If you do not want artwork tell us in the “Notes to seller” section of the PayPal transaction page or in your first email to avoid delays in shipping.
Shipping / Postage
Barrels are delivered overland free to the Continental United States from Guadalajara, Mexico with tracking number. To Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico or Other Island US Territories they go by airmail with tracking number and there is a small fee. To Canada and the rest of the world the barrels go by airmail with tracking number and there is a shipping fee. I have never lost a barrel in shipping but it’s a great deal more work to ship from Mexico, I have to go to the post office several miles away and permit the postal clerk to inspect what I am shipping. Explosives have been airmailed causing the postal service to take about 14 working days to anyplace in the world.
Shop Time Please allow five to seven working days shop time, we make barrels everyday but occasionally we do not have all sizes in stock and since it's a long trip to the post office I only go a few times a week. The overland shipping leaves Guadalajara one day a week. Most of the time we have barrels in stock and are able to do the artwork and ship them within 5 days.
For any reason within 30 days you may return unused barrels, I have never had a barrel returned; returned barrels must be cared for as per the care and storage instructions sent with your tracking number.
I have been using barrels like these since 2004 to age tequila, rum and wine. In a few months I am able to make white tequila, rum and whiskey taste like the expensive 7 and 12 year old brands. On their second and subsequent orders wine and beer makers tell me they love the results they are getting from these barrels. I have started a discussion group so my customers can ask questions and share their experiences with the white oak barrels; it is open to the public, join us at American White Oak Barrels
Any kind of good quality liquor, wine or beer will be made better in these barrels. The more time it's inside a barrel, the darker the color and flavor changes; from herbal tones, vanilla, cinnamon, the flavor of the wood, nuts like walnut, hazelnut, etc. If you're using the barrel for alcohol that pretty much cleans it.
According to the Department of Fruit Science, South-west Missouri State University, Research Campus, Mountain Grove, MO 65711; a hot water treatment (85°C to 88°C water for 20 minutes) worked better than four other barrel sanitizing treatments.
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Two 3 Liter ¾ Gallon American White Oak Rum Whiskey Barrels Beer Kegs Wine Casks: $109