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Brand new hand made galvanized steel hoop oak barrels carved from American White Oak and built using the best barrel making techniques.
Great for flavouring small batches of wine, beer, port and spirits.
Oak Barrel – Black Hoop
Casks are charred on the inside to level 3
Made from American White Oak
Includes stand, spigot and bung
Black steel hoops
Brewersdirect tests all new barrels for leakage before shipping. Doing so, will give the oak barrels an aged look (burn marks will become present from when the inside of the barrel was charred – this is normal )Bees wax is used to seal any leaks, again a normal practice. Brewersdirect is happy to offer you peace of mind with great low prices, quality and great service
Terms and Conditions: Barrels & Kegs
If for any reason you are not happy with your product, you may return it within 30 days of initial delivery and receive a complete refund for the cost of the product. Please note original shipping charges as well as return shipping charges are not refunded.
Faulty barrels and or parts that are covered under the manufactures warranty will be replaced at no extra cost.
Barrels that have been used beyond the curing process, personalized or return later than 30 days will not be refunded.
Manufactures Limited Warranty
Barrels and or parts will be replaced under the following circumstances:
– Barrel will not seal due to cracks or holes in the wood. Barrel must first be left to cure for at least 5 days in order to determine if in fact it won’t seal.
– Spigot, bung or stand arrive broken or if spigot leaks when added to the barrel.
– Barrel hoops break when curing the barrel.
– Engraving wrong logo or name on the barrel provided engraving instructions were properly submitted by the customer.
Conditions not covered under the manufactures limited warranty:
– Barrels are not made to withstand pressure other than normal use pressure. If the barrel is filled with contents that build up pressure causing the barrel staves or head to bend, bulge or pop causing leaks it will not be covered under the manufactures limited warranty.
– Barrels that are stored without water for long periods of time causing the oak to dry and shrink causing the hoops to fall off or leaks which cannot be sealed.
To process a replacement barrel under the manufactures limited warranty we require you send us a picture of the problem to our email: email@example.com
Do not leave the barrel without water/alcohol for more than 2weeks as it will shrink and cause leaks. Tip; Keep barrel 1/4 full of water while in storage.
How to Seal the Barrel:
a new barrel must be filled with water to make the wood swell and eliminate leaks. These leaks will often seal themselves in only a few hours, or they may take up to five days. The barrel should be continually refilled with water until the leaks stop.
If leaks persist after 5 days of continually adding water you can seal them by melting candle wax. The oak wood must be dry in order for the wax to adhere and seal the barrel, never place wax on the inside of the barrel as it will contaminate wine or liquors stored on the inside.
How to Prepare for Use:
Before using the barrel, empty completely and use any of the following cleaning techniques;
- When barrel is new: fill the barrel with hot water, rotate it and empty until the color of the water that comes out is transparent.
- Once a barrel has been used, additional cleaning and sanitation measures are required. At each racking, rinse the barrel thoroughly with water to remove debris. Follow by rinsing the barrel with an acid wash. Dissolve two teaspoons of citric acid in 23 litres of water, sloshing this mixture around the interior surfaces of the barrel for 5-10 minutes. Drain, and refill the barrel with wine or liquor.
How to Age Wine and Liquors:
To age wines or liquors, simply fill the barrel with your favourite wine or liquor and store in a humid place where it is not exposed to sunlight or heat.
The time required to age a wine or liquor depends on your choice of taste, this can be anywhere from a few months to a maximum of three years. Aging a wine or liquor in a barrel has the effect of transmitting the taste of the wood ( white oak ) to your wine or liquor. The longer it is stored in a barrel the stronger the taste it will acquire of the oak wood and it will also acquire a darker color.