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    Stainless Steel barrel?

    I really wanted to find a ~30 gallon neutral oak barrel, but they seem to be difficult to come across. So now I'm thinking of going with a 30 gallon stainless steel. I won't get the nice texture you get from oak oxygenation but at least I can work at a quantity I think would be manageable. Has...
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    Leaking stave

    I have one stave that is perspiring, pushing wine thru the wood in too many place to count, just one stave and not at seam. Tried wax, slowed it a bit, I have emptied the barrel and plan to dry it out and try the wax again. Any other suggestions, I will share I resolved a leak at a head stave...