Working with fire
Updated: Oct 29, 2021
How we use fire to shape and toast our barrels
Wood, water, iron and fire are the essential elements that combine in the cooperage to create a new barrel. This post we are looking at the essential role fire plays in the process . Fire heats the staves to bend them into shape, it toasts the inside of the barrels to provide flavour and it forms the iron into the bands that hold the staves in place.