Barrel Innerstave is for use in a neutral oak barrel. It is a system of barrel-length oak staves containing 18.16 sq. ft. of surface area. The staves are held in place in a radial design by lining the barrel with polyethylene rods. The system is installed by our cooperage team through the opened head of a neutral barrel. The absence of staves at the bunghole and the bottom lees pool leaves racking and stirring uninhibited. The system can be cleaned with regular barrel cleaning procedures.
Barrel Innerstave is designed to impart oak flavor at the same rate as new premium oak barrels. The system works within the framework of a comprehensive barrel program to augment total premium oak flavor profiles, while moderating the higher cost of purchasing all new barrels.