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Used 500 litre barrel for ice baths

April 8, 2021 / Comments Off on Used 500 litre barrel for ice baths

We try not to be judgemental at LusoBarrel, so if ice baths are your thing, then who are we to criticise? We had a client recently who is a trainer and wanted to help his athletes recovery, so he asked us to supply him with a used 500 litre wine barrel, with a removable lid…

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Preparing wood to make the staves for our new barrels

March 8, 2021 / Comments Off on Preparing wood to make the staves for our new barrels

Getting the right wood and then ageing it correctly is without doubt the single most important step in a cooperage for making wooden barrels. If the raw material is not right then the barrel that comes out of it at the end, will certainly not be right. Oak has of course been the wood of…

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How we refurbish a used port wine barrel

February 8, 2021 / Comments Off on How we refurbish a used port wine barrel

When we receive a load of used port wine barrels from the cellars where they have been ageing they can be in various of states of disrepair. Typically there will be a few broken staves, hoops that need replacing and an exterior that needs sanding to clean up the appearance. Our job is to assess…

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Increase in our range of used barrels

January 26, 2021 / Comments Off on Increase in our range of used barrels

We are living in an unprecedented time when it comes to the variety and innovation of the distilled drinks sector – much of it started with the craft sector, but now the big players have joined the party, offering all sorts of exotic flavour options to more traditional spirits. As a result we have seen…

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Used barrels for whisky

October 26, 2020 / Comments Off on Used barrels for whisky

The rules governing whisky production round the world are generally pretty byzantine and the regulations regarding what kind of barrels can be used in different countries is just one example. Here we will look at some of the rules and traditions regarding used barrels for whisky production. In some countries (Ireland and Scotland for example)…

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Support Fairtransport! The engine-less sailing fleet for transport of cargo

May 3, 2020 / Comments Off on Support Fairtransport! The engine-less sailing fleet for transport of cargo

Fairtransport transports goods from one side of the Atlantic to the other using ancient sailing boats, so that brands that wish to minimise their carbon footprint can use their services. We have been delighted to supply Fairtransport over the years with used madeira barrels, which they use to make their Tres Hombres rum (made in…

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What is the difference between toasted and charred barrels?

March 20, 2020 / Comments Off on What is the difference between toasted and charred barrels?

Using oak barrels for ageing either spirits or wine is all about adding flavours from the wood and modulating existing flavours in the liquid. Using heat on the inside of the barrel will help to mellow the tanins naturally occurring in the wood and add spicy or vanilla notes that raw oak cannot impart. There…

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Refurbished wine barrels for sale (shave, toast and rechar)

March 10, 2020 / Comments Off on Refurbished wine barrels for sale (shave, toast and rechar)

New wine barrels cost a lot of money – high quality oak is in restricted supply and high demand and coopering a barrel is a highly skilled and time-consuming operation. So we have available a lower cost option available for clients who are looking for new barrel characteristics (so no flavours coming from the barrel…

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Smaller Used Port Wine Barrels Available

December 12, 2019 / 0 Comments

Our used port wine barrels all start their lives as either 225 or 500 litre barrels, but we get a lot of requests for smaller barrels from distillers who are looking to age their spirits faster. So we do the work of cutting the barrels down to size, which means we have to cut the…

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Oak chips & alternatives

October 23, 2019 / 0 Comments

We have a range of oak chips and alternatives available in both French and American oak, with various toast options. As well as oak chips, we also have oak powder, cubes, sticks and staves all available untoasted, medium toast or extra toast. We also provide strainer bags appropriate to the size of oak alternative that…

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