Hello, I am Erik and I discovered your forum through my search on mead making.

I am going to purchase a basic mead making kit from leerners.com and try my hand at brewing.

While searching and reading your entries, I thought I would share my discovery of a place that sells whiskey barrels at about $75 a barrel. The site is:

http://www.kentuckybarrels.com/wholebarrels.html

So far it looks like a great deal for mead and whine brewers. After I get my kit shortly, I might exapand to get a barrel. though I think a smaller 5 gallon barrel would be better.

Well, just wanted to share and say hello.