To clean your oak barrel, dissolve the Barrel-Kleen into 1 US gallon of warm water. Fill the barrel with this cleaning solution and soak for 24 hours. Empty and rinse 3 times with hot water. Then, dissolve the Neutralizing Acid into 1 gallon of warm water. Fill the barrel with this neutralizing solution and soak for 15 minutes. Empty and rinse the barrel 3 times with hot water.
The liqueur thickening formula thickens liqueurs and wines and reduces aging times. Our special formula is designed to make your homemade spirits have the 'mouthfeel' and taste texture of your well aged ports and liqueurs. Directions: Dissolve sachet into a 1 liter barrel of homemade liqueur or dessert wine. Allow one hour for the formula to blend with the liqueur before consuming.
Barrel spigots may collect sediment from your wines, beer, and spirits. This can add unwanted flavors to spirits poured through the spigot. To keep your spigot clean, remove the spigot from the barrel. Insert your spigot cleaning brush through the spigot barrel and twist it around a couple of turns. Remove the nozzle and do the same.
As no glue or nails are used when making our barrels, barrels may leak from the head or stave seams or even through the wood. This can happen with any barrel and is a normal part of the barrel aging process. To stop leaks, apply a small amount of Barrel Wax to the leaking area.
Swish Barrel Storing Tablets are pre-measured doses of sulfites formulated to kill bacteria and inhibit the growth of wild yeast and microbes in the barrel. When storing or cleaning your barrel between uses, dissolve the appropriate quantity of tablets in water. Pour mixture in the barrel and fill completely with additional water. Store in cool damp conditions if possible. Rinse 3x prior to use.
Barrel Spirits Making Cleaning Kit includes: