I have wondered this same thing, but about toasting the pruned vines from our vineyard. We have used them on the BBQ as wood chips and they make great smoke. Why not toast them and use them as staves? So I did a little research. I'd love to serve some of our own wine, enhanced and aged with our own vines. I'll practice on fruit wines first. Good luck with your project!Hi All, I just bought an oak barrel that i wish to dismantle and make staves, etc..
Any suggestions re: toasting time, techniques, or info?