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Basic Barrel char in a Jar Kit for aging liquor or spirits like whiskey, moonshine, rum, tequila or making flavored vodka

Basic Barrel char in a Jar Kit for aging liquor or spirits like whiskey, moonshine, rum, tequila or making flavored vodka

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  • Handmade Supply
  • Materials: french oak, cherry wood, maple wood, sugar maple
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Description

The basic Barrel Char kit consists of a quart size jar with two sample bottles for comparing your original spirit and finished product as well as several kinds of wood for aging. This is better than most oak barrel kits as it contains the following wood (sign not included).

French oak medium plus toast
American white oak, charred (barrel char)
cherry (light toast)
sugar maple (medium toast)
yellow Birch (medium toast)

The yellow birch is a new flavor as of 2017. Yellow Birch provides some burnt caramel and vanilla bean notes to spirits, while sugar maple adds a maple candy note to things without adding too much sweetness. Unlike some commercial products which just add maple syrup to their spirits (which you can do anyways), this does add some maple flavor without too much sweetness.

In addition to the 5 types of wood, you get filter papers, an instruction booklet, and activated charcoal. The activated charcoal is washed so there will be a minimum of black dust. You will most likely get more charcoal dust from using the charred oak.

There are enough consumables in this kit to flavor approximately 2-3 conventional (750ml) bottles of liquor per flavor of wood if you don't count the barrel char oak. If you use every flavor, you should get 8-12 bottles of flavored liquor before the consumables run out.


Beware of many kits that help you "make" an alcoholic spirit. US laws prohibit home production of strong alcoholic spirits (beer and wine are not considered strong) as this would involve distilling; which is illegal without a license from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (BATF). Many of the so called "make your own" kits actually just contain a bottle of artificial flavoring which the user must add to some kind of store bought vodka or grain neutral spirit and yield product with an artificial taste. Real aging gets its flavor, color and aroma from the wood of the barrel.

With the exception of the Oak , all of our wood is hand harvested by NaturesPickings in the USA and we oven toast the wood in a commercial kitchen. The wood was never treated with anything and it was cut and split using hand tools.

With this kit, you are getting all the high end types of wood used in the most expensive spirits. The user of this kit will be able to take an inexpensive spirit of their choice, (like whiskey, rum or tequila) and age it in a way that is similar to the way large scale manufacturers do. You will get the dark color and complex flavors that real barrel aging will produce.

One of the pictures shows the before and after results of the aging process. Both bottles in the second photo have the same starting material, the difference being one having been aged with the oak and sugar maple wood. No liquor will be shipped as part of this kit.
The basic Barrel Char kit consists of a quart size jar with two sample bottles for comparing your original spirit and finished product as well as several kinds of wood for aging. This is better than most oak barrel kits as it contains the following wood (sign not included).

French oak medium plus toast
American white oak, charred (barrel char)
cherry (light toast)
sugar maple (medium toast)
yellow Birch (medium toast)

The yellow birch is a new flavor as of 2017. Yellow Birch provides some burnt caramel and vanilla bean notes to spirits, while sugar maple adds a maple candy note to things without adding too much sweetness. Unlike some commercial products which just add maple syrup to their spirits (which you can do anyways), this does add some maple flavor without too much sweetness.

In addition to the 5 types of wood, you get filter papers, an instruction booklet, and activated charcoal. The activated charcoal is washed so there will be a minimum of black dust. You will most likely get more charcoal dust from using the charred oak.

There are enough consumables in this kit to flavor approximately 2-3 conventional (750ml) bottles of liquor per flavor of wood if you don't count the barrel char oak. If you use every flavor, you should get 8-12 bottles of flavored liquor before the consumables run out.


Beware of many kits that help you "make" an alcoholic spirit. US laws prohibit home production of strong alcoholic spirits (beer and wine are not considered strong) as this would involve distilling; which is illegal without a license from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (BATF). Many of the so called "make your own" kits actually just contain a bottle of artificial flavoring which the user must add to some kind of store bought vodka or grain neutral spirit and yield product with an artificial taste. Real aging gets its flavor, color and aroma from the wood of the barrel.

With the exception of the Oak , all of our wood is hand harvested by NaturesPickings in the USA and we oven toast the wood in a commercial kitchen. The wood was never treated with anything and it was cut and split using hand tools.

With this kit, you are getting all the high end types of wood used in the most expensive spirits. The user of this kit will be able to take an inexpensive spirit of their choice, (like whiskey, rum or tequila) and age it in a way that is similar to the way large scale manufacturers do. You will get the dark color and complex flavors that real barrel aging will produce.

One of the pictures shows the before and after results of the aging process. Both bottles in the second photo have the same starting material, the difference being one having been aged with the oak and sugar maple wood. No liquor will be shipped as part of this kit.

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  • NaturesPickings, Norvelt, PA
GnarlyApple made this item with help from:
  • NaturesPickings, Norvelt, PA

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