FREE STICKER WITH PURCHASE!
( Add to Cart to Redeem )
FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $75
( Terms & Conditions Apply )

Bourbon Barrel Chunks

4 reviews
$5.00
Vendor: Craft a Brew

Barrel age your homebrew with real bourbon barrel pieces from St. Augustine Distillery, trimmed to fit through the neck of a carboy. Whether you're brewing 1 gallon or 5 gallons of beer, each bourbon barrel bundle includes the appropriate number of barrel chunks to recreate real barrel aged flavor.  HOW-TO bourbon...

Available

Barrel age your homebrew with real bourbon barrel pieces from St. Augustine Distillery, trimmed to fit through the neck of a carboy. Whether you're brewing 1 gallon or 5 gallons of beer, each bourbon barrel bundle includes the appropriate number of barrel chunks to recreate real barrel aged flavor. 


HOW-TO bourbon barrel age your homebrew:
1. Brew & begin fermenting your beer as usual. The barrel will be added to your fermenter after 10 days of fermentation.

2. You’ll need to sanitize the barrel pieces before use. To sanitize, you can use 1 of 2 techniques. Choose the one that best fits your finished beer:

For a more subtle flavor, sanitize the barrel pieces by toasting the oak in the oven at 200 *F for 15 minutes before adding.
OR
Sanitize the barrel pieces by soaking in bourbon (just a few ounces) for at least 2 days before adding the barrel pieces AND the bourbon to the fermenter.

3. Age your beer on the bourbon barrel for 10 - 30 days before bottling. The longer you age, the more pronounced the barrel aged flavor will be.

Read our tips for barrel aging your homebrew & choosing the right beer style on our blog - CLICK HERE!

Customer Reviews
4.5 Based on 4 Reviews
Write a Review

Thank you for submitting a review!

Your input is very much appreciated. Share it with your friends so they can enjoy it too!

Filter Reviews:
TM
07 July 2021
Tim M.
United States United States
Great bourbon barrel flavor

The bourbon barrel chunks imparted great flavor into the Amber Lager we brewed. Great way to enhance a small batch brew.

JP
04 July 2021
Joshua P.
Canada Canada
Smells great.

Haven't brewed with them yet but I have a Stout lined up for it. They smell great and include instructions to follow. Can't wait!

LK
22 May 2021
Logan K.
United States United States
More Aging Time Needed

I soaked the chunks in a few ounces of high quality bourbon whiskey for 48 hours. The instructions say to let them be in the fermenter for 10 to 30 days. I added the chunks to a Kentucky Common and only did 11 or 12 days before kegging which I found out wasn’t enough time because I didn’t get any of the bourbon barrel age flavor. I’ll try it again and will allow more time to age with the chunks.

Craft a Brew Bourbon Barrel Chunks Review
DE
27 January 2021
David E.
United States United States
Best small batch barrel aging I have tried yet!

Really liked these! I have made several batches with other oak pieces, but this has been the best! If only I had access to St. Augustine’s bourbon to add to the experience. Will definitely get more.

Craft a Brew Bourbon Barrel Chunks Review