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  1. Dec 11, 2018 #41

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    Thanks for doing the research and putting it in layman's terms. I just posted another study on oak barrels and dissolved O2 was included in it. It seems like a substantial exchange rate difference between the 2 and I'm wondering (if your posted rate is for a 225 liter barrel) does a small barrel with a greater surface to volume ratio cause the DO rate to climb faster and aside from over oaking require the wine to be removed sooner. Sorry for all the questions.
     
  2. Dec 12, 2018 #42

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    Sorry but I do know flextanks have their place but to say that evaporation doesn't improve the wine is a bit of a stretch. I only did one batch of syrah for 3 months and did a side by side taste test with a "control" that didn't go into the barrel. The differance was dramatic. The evaporation rate of my small barrel was pretty extreme, so there was a lot of concentration going on. I'm looking to get 3 or 4 more. A flextank is great if you making large amounts of wine, so they do have a place. However comparing it to a barrel............nope
     
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    When to UPS yesterday and ground from Chantilly, VA to Columbus, OH (random zip code) was just under $40.00 for the 30 liter. Not sure how much less the 25 would be.
     
  4. Jan 13, 2019 #44

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    Hi Fred,

    Just want to say thanks for shipping me the two barrels. Put my Amarone in one today!

    Doug
     
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    You're welcome, hopefully the hoops stayed tight in transit.
     
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    Yep. Small leak when filled with water that stopped in a few minutes. Filled with amarone now and no leaks. Thanks again for everything.
     
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