Register Now!

Wine Making & Grape Growing Forum > Wine Making > Barrels & Oaking > oak barrel and bung


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-17-2017, 05:58 AM   #1
JeffZ
Junior Member
 
Apr 2014
Posts: 22
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts



After 4 months in a carboy, i just transferred an Amarone into a 5 gallon oak barrel - which has the small bung opening.
Is the there something else i should use besides the wood plug -to prevent the plug from being blown out, if there's more fermentation.

Is there a special airlock meant for barrels? Or stick with the wood plug?
Thanks.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2017, 06:09 AM   #2
AZMDTed
Just a guy
 
Feb 2015
Posts: 664
Liked 462 Times on 251 Posts
Likes Given: 117


I would toss the oak bung into the nearest fireplace. I use silicone solid bungs on my barrels and they're great. I don't know if they make vented silicone bungs in barrel sizes, but they might. They would be my first choice if I were concerned about more fermentation while in a barrel. Or you can get rubber bungs with the traditional hole for an airlock in barrel size. My first choice is a silicone bung though, I trust that seal.

3
People Like This 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2017, 07:41 AM   #3
NorCal
Junior Member
WMT_MODERATOR.png
 
NorCal's Avatar
 
Apr 2014
Posts: 1,533
Liked 1191 Times on 579 Posts
Likes Given: 361


What Ted said.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2017, 12:56 PM   #4
Enologo
Senior Member
 
Mar 2013
Posts: 309
Liked 97 Times on 61 Posts
Likes Given: 196


I use a vented silicone in my barrel.
__________________
It's not so much what I am but what I aspire to be.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2017, 01:18 PM   #5
Johnd
Middle Aged Member
 
Johnd's Avatar
 
Jun 2015
Posts: 2,720
Liked 2059 Times on 1150 Posts
Likes Given: 1405


I second the vented silicone bung, I use them on all of my barrels as well as on my wines being stored in carboys after fermentation.
__________________
John

Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other - Oscar Ameringer

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2017, 07:11 AM   #6
JeffZ
Junior Member
 
Apr 2014
Posts: 22
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts


i found a rubber stopper that fits the barrel opening, and i put an airlock with water in the opening.

is that also ok? or just stick with silicone as suggested? thanks.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2017, 07:40 AM   #7
Boatboy24
No longer a newbie, but still clueless.
 
Boatboy24's Avatar
 
Mar 2012
Posts: 9,473
Liked 4492 Times on 2687 Posts
Likes Given: 7494


Quote:
Originally Posted by JeffZ View Post
i found a rubber stopper that fits the barrel opening, and i put an airlock with water in the opening.

is that also ok? or just stick with silicone as suggested? thanks.
That works as well. Two of mine have 8 1/2 stoppers with airlocks. The third has a solid rubber stopper.
__________________
Jim

BROAD RUN CELLARS

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2017, 11:22 AM   #8
mainshipfred
Junior Member
 
Feb 2017
Posts: 313
Liked 184 Times on 115 Posts
Likes Given: 276


For those of you in the DC area, I just stumbled on the site. They are in Ashburn, VA. The prices are the best I have ever seen.
https://www.staveandbarrel.com/

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2017, 01:02 PM   #9
Boatboy24
No longer a newbie, but still clueless.
 
Boatboy24's Avatar
 
Mar 2012
Posts: 9,473
Liked 4492 Times on 2687 Posts
Likes Given: 7494


Quote:
Originally Posted by mainshipfred View Post
For those of you in the DC area, I just stumbled on the site. They are in Ashburn, VA. The prices are the best I have ever seen.
https://www.staveandbarrel.com/
Nice! I wish they had 23 or 30L though. 20 is too small and 40 is too big.
__________________
Jim

BROAD RUN CELLARS

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2017, 01:54 PM   #10
mainshipfred
Junior Member
 
Feb 2017
Posts: 313
Liked 184 Times on 115 Posts
Likes Given: 276


Quote:
Originally Posted by Boatboy24 View Post
Nice! I wish they had 23 or 30L though. 20 is too small and 40 is too big.
I looked at the gallons. Your right, the gallon/liter conversion is not correct. I wonder which is the correct volume and look at the 40 and 50 liter. They have the same number of gallons. Pretty good prices though.

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Wine Making Forum Replies Last Post
Wine BARREL Bung Size I3igDmsu Barrels & Oaking 3 10-22-2016 09:59 AM
Solid bung or bung with airlock for aging mikefrommichigan General Wine Making Forum 31 04-23-2016 02:07 PM
Barrel Bung richmke Equipment & Sanitation 3 10-18-2014 04:59 PM
When making wine in a barrel, do you need an additional barrel for racking? abefroman General Wine Making Forum 15 08-30-2013 09:09 AM
How do barrel ferments affect the barrel aging schedule? Comet in TX Barrels & Oaking 8 04-30-2012 07:01 AM


Forum Jump