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Barrel Making, The Bunghole

30 Oct
Barrel Making, The Bunghole

Love the articles these guys put out. They are some of the most informative I have read.

Bunghole.

There, we said it. Take a moment to get in touch with your inner 10-year old and snicker. With that out of the way, let’s take a look at what a bunghole looks like at Rolling Thunder Barrel Works.

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In coopering, the bunghole is an opening drilled into the side of a barrel and is used to fill the cask with spirits, beer, cider, soda – or anything else we may want to barrel age.

This is one of the final steps in coopering. But planning for the bunghole takes place early in the process.

Lining Staves Rolling Thunder Cooper Nate Lindquist lining up the staves to make the outside of a barrel.

When Nate assembles the staves, he includes two extra wide pieces to use as bung staves. He’ll drill a hole in one of the bung staves and has the other piece as a back up.

One of our most modern pieces of equipment, the drill press. One of our most modern pieces of equipment, the…

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