AJ, do you have wine in the barrel yet? If you don't do you have any way of weighing it and giving me the dimensions. If there is already wine in it the dimensions would be great. I need it to estimate shipping costs for another member.
Just seeing this post now. If you still need this info I can get it for you. Barrel is still empty. Been busy lately and have yet to fill ‘r up.AJ, do you have wine in the barrel yet? If you don't do you have any way of weighing it and giving me the dimensions. If there is already wine in it the dimensions would be great. I need it to estimate shipping costs for another member.
50L barrel specsThat would be great if you could and glad your busy.
Thank you AJ!50L barrel specs
17” diameter heads
19-1/4” diameter middle
Not exact but good enough for shipping estimate purposes. If the container was exactly 20” x 20” x 20” and the barrel was factory wrapped with the cardboard around the heads then it would be tight. Might need to bump to the next size up.
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Its a 50L. (~14gal) which is still just 1/ 4 of a standard full sized barrel. it’s my 2nd barrel My 1st one was a 30L also purchased from @mainshipfredWhat size barrel is that?
I'd say it's fine. A new barrel shouldn't have any bugs in it anyway.Dry as a bone.
Previous times I sanitized my barrel I’m pretty sure I went way overkill. I use a 3tbs of kmeta per gal dosage for solution. So I had made that dosage up for the full volume of the barrel. Seemed like a lot and a waste of kmeta.
so for this one mixed enough kmeta for 3gal (9tbs) and just filled it up with water and let sit overnight. Not sure if that’s gonna do the trick tho. The smell doesn’t punch you in the face like it normally would. any advice here?
*Decision was made because kmeta supply running low and didn’t wanna empty the bag
I don’t even rinse when re-filling. I took a tip from @stickman and I will rotate the barrel for a few days. Rotate to 2:00 and 10:00 to make sure the roof is saturated well. (Random thought- “Roof” is the accepted term. But isn’t this technically the ceiling?)Just in case it wasn't clear in the previous post, when I referred to just rinsing before putting a new wine in I was referring to a barrel that was just emptied. When I said "So far" I should have followed with I never had to leave a red barrel empty.