Re: Barrel Bungs - What Materials are O.K.?
- --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "toddk63" <toddk63@...> wrote:
>Just a thought - would a bathtub stopper work? How close would a
> I took my 3 liter 1000 oaks barrel and drilled a bigger (1 1/2") hole
> so I could easily get wood chips in and out. I now have a BIG hole I
> need to stopper. 65% to 70% abv normally
> My question is, what materials are O.K.
stainless steel fender washer fit the hole? Or maybe a bit bigger
hole, and you could fashion a stopper out of 1.5" dia copper pipe. Or
maybe take a 1.25" copper cap, and build up the OD with leadfree solder
to fit the hole.
70%abv puts it out of the common plastic materials group - so I'd think
you'll want a butyl material or better.
Or, maybe not. Will the barrel be stored "upright", and the 70%abv
liquid won't contact the stopper? I don't know if fumes from 70%abv
are as strong as liquid 70%.