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Barrel Dimensions

Barrel Size From Spigot
To Rear of Barrel
From Top of Bung
To the Countertop
Width of Barrel
at the Belly
Diameter of
Engraveable Face
of Barrel Head
1 Liter 7.75" 7.25" 5" 3.5"
2 Liter 8.5" 8" 5.75" 4"
3 Liter 10" 9.25" 7" 5"
5 Liter 11.25" 10.75" 7.75" 5.5"
10 Liter 13.5" 14" 10" 7.5"
20 Liter 18" 16.75" 12" 9.5"

 

 

Conversion Chart for Bootleg Barrels and Essences

Barrel Size Neutral Grain
Alcohol
Bottles of
Essence
1 Liter 750 ml 1
2 Liter 1.5 Liters 2
3 Liter 3 Liter 4
5 Liter 4.5 Liter 6
10 Liter 9.75 Liter 13
20 Liter 19.5 Liter 26

 

Conversion Chart for Barrel Size to Different Volumes

Barrel Size 750 ml Bottles Volume
1 oz Shots
Volume
Gallons
1 Liter 1 1/3 33.8 0.264
2 Liter 2 2/3 67.6 0.528
3 Liter 4 101.4 0.793
5 Liter 6 2/3 169.1 1.321
10 Liter 13 1/3 338.1 2.642
20 Liter 26 2/3 676.3 5.283


If you ever wondered where we derived our numbers from, then here is the data. This chart illustrates the Volume and Surface Areas of different size barrels. It then demonstrates the ratio of square inches to liters of volume. This ratio is then illustrated as a ratio to a 53 Gallon Barrel which is a standard barrel size for aging whiskey. Based on this ratio we derive the number of days weeks and months equal in smaller barrels to the standard whiskey barrel. We hope this information helps you better understand the process of aging spirits in relations to the different size barrels.

Volume
(Liters)
Surface Area
(Sq. Inches)
Surface to Volume
Ratio
Ratio to
53 Gallon Barrel
Days
= 1yr
Weeks
= 1yr
Months
= 1yr
1 Liter 206 206 6.31 58 8.24 1.90
2 Liter 297 148 4.54 80 11.45 2.64
3 Liter 398 133 4.07 90 12.79 2.95
5 Liter 569 114 3.49 105 14.92 3.44
10 Liter 892 89 2.73 134 19.04 4.39
20 Liter 1382 69 2.12 173 24.58 5.67
200 Liter
or 53 Gallon
6535 33 1.00 365 52.00 12.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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