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Balazs New Hungarian Oak Barrel - 56L (14.8 gal)

Balazs New Hungarian Oak Barrel - 56L (14.8 gal)

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Balazs New Hungarian Oak Barrel - 56L (14.8 gal)
$329.99
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Description

Balazs barrels is a long-trusted brand of Hungarian oak barrels coopered by the famous Balazs Nagy.  These barrels are equal or better in quality to French Oak barrels but available at a fraction of the cost of their more famous counterparts. Renowned for respecting fruit, Hungarian barrels offer winemakers a great option to impact the mouthfeel, structure and flavor of wine without stepping on the terroir of your grapes. 
 
Due to the tight grain and slow release of phenolic compounds, you can feel secure storing your wine in Hungarian barrels longer than you can with other barrels. The slow process of micro oxygenation rounds the wine while various compounds in the wood such hemicellulose, lipids, and lignins are slowly integrated. 
 
As most barrel makers know, the best source of wood for wine barrels is the oak grown in the territory of old-time Hungary, known as Slavonian oak. This rare, high-quality oak can be found in the Zemplén Mountains and in the Tokaj oak woods. The specific type of oak in those territories, and what is used in Balazs barrels, is the Quercus Petrea. This oak is characterised by a dense, hard structure combined with extra flavor. Forestry workers look after these forests with considerable expertise, and the forest density ratio in Hungary is 20–24%, with selective logging taking place between November and April. Once the wood is sourced, it is air dried and aged for 24-28 months before cooperage.
 
Balázs Barrels is establishing a direct cooperation with the forestry workers, ensuring the continuous supply of the best quality oak, allowing them to source and work with the most excellent oak for wine barrel manufacturing from the foremost Hungarian forests.
 
  • 56 L (14.8 gal)
  • Height - 24"
  • Head Diameter - 14.37"
  • Abdomen Diameter - 18.3"
  • Stave Thickness - 7/8 - 1"
  • Bung Hole - 41 mm
  • Empty Weight - 51 lbs
  • Medium Toast
  • Barrel hoops made from zinc-plated steel for corrosion resistance

 

 

 
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OriginHungary
FormBarrel
Size56L
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Need a 15 gallon barrel.
Steven M on Sep 21, 2021
Great price!
Jeffrey R on Sep 3, 2021
Need a 15 gallon barrel.
Steven M on Sep 21, 2021
Good reputation
Gary R Day on Sep 16, 2021
Great price!
Jeffrey R on Sep 3, 2021
I need a barrel for our port
Donald M on Aug 24, 2021
Size of barrel
Rob B on Jul 26, 2021
Friend has one. Good results!
John R on Jul 23, 2021
good price & quality
CHUCK G on Jul 13, 2021
I picked this barrel because it was the right size and i like the smoky flavors of the Hungarian oak.
Michael R on Mar 13, 2021
good size for home winemaking
Kelly B on Nov 20, 2020
I want it for my Flanders Sour Ale.
Kenneth S on Oct 29, 2020
Looking for a 15 gallon oak barrel for wine making. Wanted French oak, but we know that the Hungarian oak is good too..
Marian P on Oct 15, 2020
To age our Port
Donald M on Oct 1, 2020
I was impressed with the quality and great price with the 1st one I bought.
Timothy T on Aug 7, 2020
55L. And wood type.
James P on Aug 4, 2020
perfect size and hungarian oak is good
Pat H on Aug 4, 2020
Good reputation
Gary R Day on Sep 16, 2021
I need a barrel for our port
Donald M on Aug 24, 2021
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Rated 5 out of 5
I love this new barrel. I haven’t tasted the vino yet but the overall construction is beautiful. Recommended it to two friends who purchased the same one.
July 15, 2021
Purchased
4 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great barrel
Excellent build quality, sealed up to drip free in 24 hours.
January 14, 2021
Purchased
11 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
High quality oak barrels.
This is one of the best oak barrels I have purchased...upon receiving this barrel, I placed water in it to the bung hole and found that it did not leak at all...I was quite surprised, given that previous oak barrels had to. Soak for several days in order to seal themselves up. This appears to be extremely well made and very good quality. I would definitively purchase again.
November 12, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
A quality 15 gal wine barrel at a great price!
It's a high quality wine barrel at a great price. I put water in it before I used it and not one drop leaked. Two days later I placed an order for another one and it was at my door in 3 days. I can hardly wait to see how the wine turns out. It's actually cheaper than locally sold American Oak 15 gal barrel and I would have to pick it up. It cost me $137 dollars less than the another Hungarian Oak barrel that I bought.
August 24, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago