Barrel in garage for long term aging?

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  1. Jun 5, 2018 #1

    marino

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    Hello,
    Id like to keep a 225L barrel in my father’s garage for aging port wine. The garage is under the apartment building, has a door but there is air circulation up top. There is no car in his garage slot, but it is a working parking garage where some other residents park their cars.

    Question, will any particulate in the air move into my wine? Sometimes things get dusty down there. I was thinking of putting a tarp over it and letting it be. I would hate to have exhaust port at the end of it all. Am I just being paranoid?

    Thanks in advance for your help
     
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    I don't think I would do it, I would be very concerned about fumes / odors getting into the wine.
     
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    marino

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    That’s my thinking too, but I’m wondering if people know about this from an experience point of view, or even know something about what barrels let through
     

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