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Used wine barrel

Postby GBarb » Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:42 am

Hey fellas,

I have the possibility of getting a used red wine barrel, French oak from a winery, I know a guy.

If it’s a decent price, I’m assuming just breaking it down, cutting it up and toasting as needed for the staves is the regular deal? Anyone done this before?
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Re: Used wine barrel

Postby prawnz » Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:34 am

GBarb wrote:Hey fellas,

Anyone done this before?


Yep , now got a filing cabinet draw full of dominoes ( a couple of lifetimes worth) .

I used a band saw to make length ways cuts then a jigsaw mounted upside down in a vice to cut the strips into dominoes .

My tip , be patient , Oak may look like a soft wood but its as hard as concrete .
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Re: Used wine barrel

Postby Doubleuj » Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:57 am

My wife bought me a used 200l barrel thinking I could fill it with whiskey :laughing-rolling: I had to explain how many years it would take me to fill it so now it’s just sitting in my shed empty, I want to cut it up for staves but because it was an anniversary present I’m not allowed :crying-blue:
One day it’ll happen though...
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Re: Used wine barrel

Postby bluc » Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:17 am

Get a couple of ibc's fermenting wj :music-deathmetal: :laughing-rolling:
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Re: Used wine barrel

Postby Minpac » Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:50 am

sounds like permission to me - go for it! :music-deathmetal:
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Re: Used wine barrel

Postby bluc » Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:51 am

Son...we gunna need a bigger boiler :laughing-rolling:
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