Originally Posted by Kilted Brewer
That's interesting Chester. If I'm reading that site correctly the barrel itself is not Oak, just the staves themselves? What is the barrel made of? What was it used for prior? More importantly, where'd ya get it!?!?!
The barrel is an american oak barrel from Seguin Moreau. It has dates of 8-03 and 8-05 burned into the head from innerstave. they just remove the head and put in new toasted oak ribs in the inside held in place by a plastic rod. It gives that new barrel taste to old barrels without all the scraping.
I had never heard of this till today. I was peering into the barrel and saw a hose clamp and one of the plastic rods. I went "great, what is this in my barrel?" but you can see it what it is in the picture on this page Innerstave Products -Barrel Innerstave
that is looking into a barrel with the head off.
the barrel smells pretty good. It has had malbec and merlot in it by the chalk markings.
As far as where I got it, my parents own a winery