Stefan li Rous
StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
Mon Jul 16 21:14:02 PDT 2012
<<< The vinegar barrels in the painting don't show the insides.
I am not clear when toasting became the ONLY way you could get a
barrel (like it seems to be now!) so not sure.
Waxed? I think that is mostly because we don't like tannin in our
I have no answers.
You can still get fresh wooden barrels, but they aren't cheap. The
charring comes from the bourbon industry and perhaps other beverage
producers. There is a definite used market for these barrels and they
go down in price from use to use and there is a definite order.
You can find more info on this, and on period barrels, is this
Florielgium file in the CRAFTS section:
coopering-msg (56K) 5/26/11 Making and maintaining barrels and
THLord Stefan li Rous Barony of Bryn Gwlad Kingdom of Ansteorra
Mark S. Harris Austin, Texas StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
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