I did a quick search for used bourbon barrels. They seem to come in different sizes and a wide variety of cost. Is there an advantage to buying one rather than just the staves from barrels, adding oak to the fermenter or just adding some bourbon?
The big ones look to be unruly to move and store. Also would it be OK to have one partially filled with your precious beer?
I really have no plans right now to get one, just curious. I have made one Bourbon barrel porter just adding Jim Beam and it came out pretty tasty.