Just looking at the below site, where they recoop barrels. Didn't get any pricing or details as to how long a batch of wine should stay in such a recooped barrel, compared to a new barrel. I am interested in the 10 and 15 gallon barrels.
The 10 gallon would be the right size for two, 6-gallon kits, since the other 2 gallons could be used to top-off and wouldn't last very long either. Or if we do go down to S. New Mexico in the Fall, might be a possibility if the prices are right.
I am really more interested in neutral barrels, which would be great for concentration and micro-oxidation. Maybe these barrels would be nearer to neutral; just don't have any details.
I'm afraid to ask about prices; figure anything to do with recycling has a big price tag attached.