It is advisable to avoid using barrels that have developed mold inside. When opting for barrels, investing in a new French or American oak barrel is a wise choice. Alternatively, if a used barrel is to be used, it should be thoroughly cleaned beforehand.
For centuries, the practice of aging red wines in oak casks has been recognized as far superior in enhancing their flavor and character compared to aging them solely in glass or plastic. French winemakers, who have employed this technique for generations, have produced wines of extraordinary complexity and taste as a result.
The inclusion of oak in the winemaking process is an incredibly captivating element. When a wine is properly oaked, it undergoes a multitude of remarkable transformations, resulting in a diverse range of sensational alterations to its character.
Making a wine kit from one our Wine Expert kits is simple and easy because the kit has all the ingredients in pre-measured amounts that one needs to make 6 gallons of wine (30 bottles). Austin Homebrew can help you make terrific wine at home. Making wine at home is fun and easy. You don’t need a lot of space and our kits include easy to follow instructions. Our staff can help you select the equipment you need and help get your started.