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Old 07-20-2008, 02:54 AM   #1
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Question Whiskey Barrels for a UDS?

Just sitting here surfing the web and came across a place that sells used Whiskey Barrels.
They are made out of oak, I don't think they would burn up at the low temps that we smoke at, they have already been burned (but they are empty, dang it)
Use a dome for a lid, not sure of the diameter?

Not made on the cheap, $160 each!

Any thoughts on this? Pros and or Cons?
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Old 07-20-2008, 04:52 AM   #2
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Seems like, even if they don't burn, that the heat would shrink the staves and make a pretty leaky smoker.
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Old 07-20-2008, 09:11 AM   #3
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You might be able to cold smoke with them (see Cowgirl's Smokehouse)...but I wouldn't build a fire in one. IMHO...
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Old 07-20-2008, 09:35 AM   #4
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Aside from the safety... the biggest con is the $160 price tag.
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Old 07-20-2008, 09:49 AM   #5
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Saw this on the Web, Looks Doable
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Old 07-20-2008, 10:19 AM   #6
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Thats what i'm talking about!
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Old 07-20-2008, 10:20 AM   #7
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Saw this on the Web, Looks Doable
I would say decorative, but very cool!!
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Old 07-20-2008, 10:23 AM   #8
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Aside from the safety... the biggest con is the $160 price tag.
Agreed...we can usually pick up used oak wine barrels here for 30-50 bucks.

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Looks like a great idea...might work for some low-n-slows for awhile...but I'm thinkin' along the lines of HeSmellsLikeSmoke...^^^
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Old 07-20-2008, 12:44 PM   #9
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$160 for Whiskey barrels?! Save your money, unless its what you grow on the farm! It may look nice, but I've had a couple instances where I left the lids off my steel drums and the fire got out of hand, I can see a wooden barrel catching on fire if that were to happen.





I'll trade ya wine barrel chunks for Whiskey barrel chunks!!

I paid $30 each, but they have since shot up to $80!!
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Old 07-20-2008, 02:21 PM   #10
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wine barrels $30 chairs prieless Picture 084.jpg
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[QUOTE=DDT;690757]wine barrels $30 chairs prieless

Those are sweet and priceless!
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I have a use for an oak barrel but, it ain't for cookin'.....its for aging.....anyone got a deal for me?
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Get a drum, save the Barrel for something exciting!
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Old 07-21-2008, 06:44 AM   #14
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I could use wine barrel chunks. :D
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