So yeah, I just bought a 5 gallon oak barrel for beer. I've been looking at it for the last month, and finally pulled the trigger.
Isn't she a beauty? For those that might be interested in such a crazy thing they can be purchased here for $89+shipping. I didn't want to post anything here before I got a chance to buy one, but oh my goodness I excited and scared. I just put myself on the hook to always have a beer in it for the foreseeable forever, because the barrel can never be dry (or you risk infection). I'm going to have to keep it filled with only non-soured beers so that I can tap "guest" brewers to help keep it full.