Oak Aging Barrels

$100.00

1 Litre French Oak Barrels

Description

Hand Made French Oak Barrels to age your favorite spirit, wine or beer.

Technical Description:

  • Stainless Steel Hoops.
  • Wooden Spigot and Bung.
  • Toasted Medium.
  • Wooden Oak base.
  • Made of solid French Oak.
  • Outside Finish Natural

Additional information

How to Cure your Barrel

Barrels should be cured prior to use. Start by filling the barrel with boiling or hot water and leave it to soak for 3 to 5 days. This allows the barrel to swell tightly against the hoops and ensure that the barrel doesn’t leak.

How should the barrel be stored

Barrels are best stored in a cool damp environment such as a wine cellar. This will keep the exterior from drying out and minimize evaporation.
How many times can I use my barrel?
With proper care, you can use your barrel for 8 to 10 years. Following the cleaning and re-charring instructions will ensure a long life for your product and be sure to not let your barrel dry out.

How do I clean my barrel?

1) Dissolve the Barrel-Kleen into warm water. Fill the barrel with this cleaning solution and soak for 24 hours. Empty and rinse 3 times with hot water.
2) Dissolve the Neutralizing Acid into warm water. Fill the barrel with this neutralizing solution and soak for 15 minutes. Empty and rinse the barrel 3 times with hot water.
3) To re-char the barrel interior, drain the barrel for 3 hours. Place a butane torch in the bung and spigot hole and re-char the inside.
To prevent the barrel from drying out and minimize the possibility of contamination, barrels should always be stored full with spirits or water with sterilizing solution.

How do I age my spirits?

There’s no formula for the perfect time to age your spirits. Age to taste! We suggest you taste your spirits every week and once aged to YOUR taste, start drinking or move it to a glass bottle to stop the aging process.

I left my barrel dry for an extended time. Now it leaks… what do I do?

In many cases just re-cure the barrel. If it continues leaking, submerge the barrel in water for a couple of days. After it’s been submerged, dry the exterior with a towel and fill it with water to see if it continues to leak. If so, find the leak and apply barrel wax to the hole… If you can’t stop the leaking… cut in half and use as a planter!

Size

1 Litre, 5 litres, 10 litres, 20 litres, 30 litres, 50 litres, 100 litres