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The Barrel & Chiller

Regular price£5,625.00
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Where art meets tech

Aged over decades maturing Scotland’s beloved whisky - and now up-cycled and reimagined to take you on a journey into cold water immersion. Expert coopers restore every oak barrel in the Speyside Valley before being handed to us for finishing. These barrels are steeped in their own history which is why everyone is stripped back, refurbished and deep cleaned before being resined and oiled. This ensures it’s perfectly watertight and has locked in the original wood colour and uniqueness. No oak barrel is the same; they each bear their own subtle colouring and markings.

Key Features
  • Temperature as low as 3°c
  • Always on UV & filter cleaning
  • Handmade to order in the UK
  • 2-Year Limited Warranty
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  • Each Barrel holds approximately 500 litres and is totally unique in its look
  • The stand-alone water chiller will cool down to a chilly 3-5°C
  • Wireless connectivity allows app control, over-the-air-updates, scheduling and vacation mode
  • Guided content and remote control of your ice bath through the app
  • Always on cleaning with ozone and a simple filter that can be rinsed clean and put back in the chiller easily
  • Due to the properties of natural wood, i.e it expands and contracts depending on the environment, our barrels are recommended for outdoor products only.
  • Thermal cover included to protect from the elements
  • Each barrel differs ever so slightly but on average they are: 120 high, 100cm wide (120cm with fittings). Each barrel weighs around 110Kg, the chiller weighs 50Kg.
  • Each barrel is accompanied by an access step measuring approx 45cm long, 75cm wide and 37cm tall (these measurements may differ slightly).
02.

Our barrels are large and heavy, meaning we need to carefully plan the delivery and installation with you. Due to their size and weight, we recommend a smooth, flat and hard surface from the kerb to where you would like the bath positioned. Any more than three steps, tight corridors, or uneven ground typically requires specialist equipment and sometimes a crane. We’ve managed to get every barrel into position so far. If you’ve any concerns, just contact us.

UK Kerbside & International Orders: If you are an international customer or you select our UK kerbside option we will deliver your barrel to the front of your property where it will be left on a pallet with a protective cover. To get your barrel in to position we’d recommend several strong friends with some lifting straps or a local specialist removals firm. Setting up your barrel is easy; once you’ve placed your order, we will share a short guide on how to set it up.

UK Installation: If you are in the UK and choose our delivery and installation option at checkout, we will work with you from the moment you place your order. All we require is a short video showing us the route from your kerb to the final position of the barrel. Our team carefully review these to ensure we are confident we can place the barrel safely for you. We will discuss any challenges we foresee and solve those with you well ahead of delivery.

How it works

01.

The chiller that connects to our barrel is capable of cooling at 3 degrees an hour and once it reaches target temperature it will maintain it for you. There's a simple touch screen to control the chiller or you can connect it via our app to remotely set and monitor temperatures.

02.

Our barrels are designed to ensure you can just say focussed on your immersion. Using our companion app you can schedule you barrel to be ready when you want it to be bringing efficiency to temperature management. On top of that receive maintenance reminders to ensure your water is always crystal clear.

03.

Access to guided cold experiences from a selection of Brass Monkey partners. We will add contributors and immersion experiences each quarter to help you get the most from your cold immersion.

04.

The barrel uses a simple paper filter and UV to keep you water clean and free of any nasties. You can see the filter from the side of the chiller to make it easy to see when it needs rinsing. As you start to see the filter discolour, you need to replace it, this takes less than a few minutes to do. To ensure your water stays clean for as long as possible, we’d always recommend a quick shower before jumping in!

Key considerations

Our Barrel Chillers have been created to be simple to install and maintain. However here are some common considerations to consider ahead of your purchase.
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Access

When thinking about where you will locate your barrel, please consider that the width is 110cm and they are approx 120cm deep. Please ensure there are no obstacles, such as fences, gates, or doors that would block access. Our barrels favour a smooth, hard and flat floor, something they need as they weigh 110kg. Sometimes we need to call in specialists to support delivery. If you are overseas, you will need to make your own arrangements.

Brass Monkey barrel on decking
Dimensions

Our barrels are 120cm high, 100cm wide (120cm with fittings). When filled, they hold 500 litres of water, allowing for displacement when you get in. They weigh 110kg empty and approx 610kg when full. Each barrel is accompanied by an access step measuring approx 45cm long, 75cm wide and 37cm tall (these measurements may differ slightly, due to the unique nature of each barrel).

Brass Monkey Chiller close up
Maintenance

The barrel uses a simple paper filter and UV to keep you water clean and free of any nasties. You can see the filter from the side of the chiller to make it easy to see when it needs rinsing. As you start to see the filter discolour, you need to replace it, this takes less than a few minutes to do. To ensure your water stays clean for as long as possible, we’d always recommend a quick shower before jumping in!

Benefits

Cold water immersion

Natural Feel Good

Cold exposure increases dopamine by 250% - a natural ‘feel-good’ hit, thrown in for free.

Combats Inflammation

Inflammatory diseases are the biggest killer in the modern world. The risks only increase as we age. Cold exposure suppresses the acceleration of disease inflammation and the related pain signals.

Mindset Builder

Facing your fears takes grit. Yes, you were scared. But you went ahead and did it anyway. It feels good, doesn’t it? Taking a dip in the ice, especially when you don’t feel like it, brings an immense sense of power and self-confidence.

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