Barrel Care Instructions

American Oak Wood Barrel Care Instructions

 Barrel Care Instructions:

  1. As soon as you get your oak barrel, fill it up with water.
  2. Rinse the oak barrel with water on the outside for about 1-2 minutes, and then dry (outside only) it out with a towel or a paper towel.
  3. Leave the oak barrel with water inside for up to 2-5 days until the barrel has seal completely. (The barrel will have leaks, but will disappear).
  4. Once you make sure there are no leaks, exchange the water for hot water and leave it for 1 more day (wood chips may come out of the barrel).
  5. Fill it up with your favorite liquor, otherwise leave it with water (water mixed with a little bit of alcohol), and change the water once every two weeks.

*The barrel must always contain liquid to maintain its structural integrity. *Repeat step #2 once a month.

*Repeat step #2, from 2-3 times a day until the barrel seals completely (more times better).

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