How to make a brandy barrel? Step by step guide - Wooden Barrels
How to make a brandy barrel? Step by step guide
To make a brandy barrel, you will need the following materials:
  • White oak wood
  • Metal hoops
  • A barrel-making tool or mallet
  • A bung (wooden stopper)
Those are common stages of creating your own brandy barrel:
  1. Start by selecting the right type of white oak wood for the barrel. The wood should be air-dried for at least 6 months.
  2. Cut the wood into staves, which are the long, thin pieces that make up the sides of the barrel.
  3. Use a barrel-making tool or mallet to bend the staves into a circular shape.
  4. Place the staves on top of each other and secure them together with metal hoops.
  5. Insert a bung into one end of the barrel to create an opening for filling and emptying the barrel.
  6. Allow the barrel to dry and cure for several months before filling it with brandy.
Note: This is a general process, making a barrel is skilled craftsmanship, and it may require a lot of practice, and a lot of different tools and materials may vary. We strongly recommend buying brandy barrels on our website.