Holzfässer bauen

Building wooden barrels

It has been almost 15 months since we agreed to trade and my customer’s purchase of 5 large wooden barrels with a capacity of over 6000 litres was sealed. Now the time had finally come and we planned, straightened, sawed, joined, set up, warmed, toasted, installed heads, mounted hoops, sanded, built in doors, varnished, lasered,…

Spirit barrel

The barrel – Part 3

Alcoholic strength and storage The right storage Another factor is the storage of the barrels. Only with the right storage conditions will you enjoy your barrel for a long time. The most important points are: Barrel storage, temperature and humidity. With the right drum bearings, broken staves – and thus pre-programmed leaks – are prevented.…

rain barrel

830 rain barrels!

What actually happens to such a barrel when it is no longer suitable for wine, beer or distillates? We have a new purpose – the second life! The rain barrels that we build from these barrels are particularly popular. Simply because such a wooden barrel is much more beautiful than the plastic barrel that one…

Barrel Toasting

The barrel – Part 2

Toasting – AromaThe toasting A decisive factor in the modern production of wooden barrels are the parameters temperature and time. With the help of the application of heat in a given time on a wood structure one splits up physically and chemically wood contents materials, which release then flavours e.g. almond, Brioche, chocolate, seasoning or…

yesterday and today the barrel

The barrel – Part 1

Yesterday and Today The transformation The wooden barrel has undergone a transformation from a storage vessel in antiquity to a ripening barrel and a flavouring agent today. Formerly used as a neutral storage vessel in which food such as grain, water, but also wine and distillates were transported around the world. The Romans brought probably…

Bourbon Fass Four Roses 190 l

Bourbon barrel 190 l from the Four Roses Distillery

A barrel and a distillery with a great history Markus Eder visiting the Four Roses Distillery The historical Bourbon distillery is located near the Salt River in Lawrenceburg Kentucky. The liquid gold is distilled the entire year, except for the summer month. Storing and filling takes place in Cox’s Creek, close to Lawrenceburg. Less variations…