Oak Barrel Anatomy 101
Matt explains and illustrates the parts that make up oak wine and spirit barrels.
Barrel Inspection Step 1 – Exterior
Matt goes over the first step in our Barrel Inspection process, the exterior barrel inspection.
Barrel Inspection Step 2 – Pressure
Matt explains the pressure test and how to check for leaks.
Barrel Inspection Step 3 – Internal
Matt discusses how and what to look for in the internal inspection.
Barrel Inspection Step 4 – Odor
Matt discusses the odor inspection – what to look for and what is a sign that the barrel may have problems.
Barrel Inspection Step 5 – Deoxygenate
Matt explains the last step of the process, deoxygenation for storage or use.
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Breaking Barrels: Understanding the Flavors and Common Compounds of Barrel Aging
Matt gives a live seminar at Craft Beer Professionals 2021 Spring Virtual Conference discussing the complex flavors that can be achieved with oak aging.