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Just finishing new Vadai barrel prep, will put in a red in over the weekend. Can I vacuum rack into/out of the barrel at low vacuum? Bought a solid silicon bung & a one hole bung, thinking of taking the std wood bung & drilling 2 holes in it for my vacuum racking. Make sense? Thanks in advance, Roy
 

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Doubtful to rack into a barrel, but out is easy.

You need a non-porous vessel that can hold a very low pressure to rack into. A wood barell is not non-porous.

You can try, but I havemy doubts.
 

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I had the same thoughts, but I think I can vacuum rack into it at low inches of vacuum, and increase slightly till it flows. Maybe Vacuum Pump Man has done it,Roy
 

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I set up many of people with the same - how to rack into a barrel.

Please PM me with a phone # and I can explain all the details if you would like.
 
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