Welcome to the Bay Area Mashers Barrel Order Web Page.
BAM is organizing another order of 5 gallon barrels from the Balcones Distillery in Waco Texas. These "personal" sized barrels are small enough that any home brewer should be able to brew enough beer to fill it up. Each barrel comes with a stand and a stopper, and should arrive fairly recently after being emptied at the distillery.
Like last time, the barrel order will be a mix of their Blue Corn Whisky and Rumble (rum made with honey and spices) barrels. A description of the spirits can be found on the Balcones website at http://www.balconesdistilling.com/products. We get whatever mix of barrels the distillery has available at the time, so if you have a strong preference for which kind of barrel you want, please ensure you pick your barrel up quickly when they arrive at Linden St. before the type of barrel you want is all gone. Feel free to indicate what spirit type of barrel you'd like on the off chance we can influence the makeup of the pallet.
This page has everything you need to order a barrel. Fill in the form to the right indicating your barrel type preference, quantity and homebrew club. If you don't have or are unable to create a google account, please contact Daniel Langmaid (firstname.lastname@example.org) for an address to where you can mail a check.
We will update this website with more information as it becomes available and we will send out email updates as well. We will also put up a brief section on how to fill and treat your barrels to try to ensure the best and cleanest beers come out. We can also add you to the BAM barrel email list if you wish to participate in discussions on barrel beers and brewing there. Any questions about the order can be emailed to email@example.com.
Thanks for our continued interest in these small barrels. We at BAM are happy to contribute this opportunity to learn about making barrel aged beers to the Bay Area homebrewing community. We hope you all enjoy the process of barrel aging our beer, that you learn something about the process from this experience, and hat you make some great beer.
The Bay Area Mashers Homebrew Club