Oak Barrel with Black Hoops, holds 20 liters of your favorite brew (approx. 5 gallons). Our premium wood barrels are handcrafted in the USA from solid American White Oak with staves that are air-dried for two years, feature a medium toast and six strong steel bands, and include the stand, bung, and spigot. Perfect for aging Tequila, Brandy, Whiskey, Scotch, Bourbon, Cognac, or Wine Vinegar, or will serve beautifully as a unique and timeless home decor piece.
Available with or without a clear laquer finish; natural, or "raw", is recommended for brewing. Optional cleaning kits include everything you need to clean, neutralize, and sterilize your oak barrel for reuse or storage. Barrel-Kleen, Barrel Neutralizing Acid, and Campden Sterilizing Tablets.
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. For more barrel use information and FAQ, see here.
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