Recooping a barrel

Discussion in 'Barrels & Oaking' started by mainshipfred, Dec 1, 2019.

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  1. Dec 8, 2019 #21

    mainshipfred

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    Most if not all of my barrels have a slight separation on the exterior of the staves but none of them leak. I'm thinking it might be harder to be exact with the bevel of the staves on a smaller diameter barrel.
     
  2. Dec 8, 2019 #22

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    I took a video of the toasting and can see it on my phone but can't figure out how to send it to my email to save and post.
     
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    Watched a pro at a community college wine class recondition a bunch of barrels. Used a dull brick chisel to remove the bands. Removed the head and put a propane burner in the bottom to retoast.
     
  4. Jan 12, 2020 #24

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    Fred you are the MAN. Impressed beyond belief!! I actually might do the same at some time, but may go for a barrel char for Bourbon.
     
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