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Siwash

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How do you folks do this? Can the just be placed into the carboys/demis instead of "suspending" them with fishing line? Does it even matter?

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@Siwash I just drop them in, but they are a bit of a pain to remove. You have to fill the carboy with water and turn upside down so that the stave gets in the neck and slides out.
 

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I like the string...too easy. Easy to remove when the oak is where you like it...pull it out....you can rack or bottle when ever you ready, doesn't have to be right now.
 

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I find if you cut the staves or break the spirals in half they come out of the carboy a lot easier. Roy
 

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I find if you cut the staves or break the spirals in half they come out of the carboy a lot easier. Roy
Oh that's an interesting idea... didnt think of that.

thanks...

stated MLF and waiting for the oak to arrive from Morewine as i forgot to order a few weeks ago
 

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