Details About Winemaking Lesson 12 - Barrel Usage and Care


About Scheduling a Private Instruction

This is Lesson 12 of our home winemaking lesson plan. Our private instruction lesson plans are instruction only.  They do not include beverage/food production on site or any beverage/food handling. 

Barrel Usage and Care

This Lesson 12 Plan Includes:

  • Barrel Hydration and Acidification
  • The chlorine issue
  • Rinsing and washing
  • Dry vs Wet Storage options
  • Repairs: hoopnails, spiles, mildewcide paint, barrel wax
  • Importance of topping the barrel