Originally Posted by UncaMarc
Okay, so let's say I wanted to use oak barrels for aging. Is there something different about the container I would use as a keg?
Most kegs are stainless steel, and hold pressure. They are carbonated (if desired) and dispensed with c02. Many homebrewers use old soda kegs that pepsi and coke came in for fountain machines. They are 5 gallon size. Or you can use beer kegs as well- "pony size" up to a 1/2 barrel size.
If you're new to cider, I'd probably skip both the barrel and the kegging and just go with bottles. Barrel need special care, and kegging is usually for carbonating the beverages.