How is an Oak Barrel Made?
A 30-year-old cask of Macallan set a new world record in 2019 for the most expensive whisky cask ever sold at auction. It fetched a whopping $572,000. From that, it is very evident that aging whiskey at home and making oak barrels for sale can fetch you a considerable amount of money. But before you embark on the process of making oak barrels for sale, you must know what is at stake. This means you need to learn how to make oak casks, personalized barrels, or oak barrels. The process is not that complicated as long as you have the tools and materials needed to make oak whiskey barrels.
The first step is to assemble the staves in a temporary hoop. The staves come in different sizes; therefore, you must assemble them carefully. After that, you will need to use more temporary hoops, as the barrel assembler brings the first half of the barrel into shape. The next step entails firing the barrels to soften the wood to allow the starves to come together. More flames will ensure inside the barrel is toasted to affect the flavor of the whiskey or wine. The ends of the barrels are sanded, and a groove is cut inside to receive the head. The first is tongue and groove construction, and the second uses dowels and reeds. Once the head has been constructed, it can be inserted on the groove.