The 2Lt Glass Barrel
I make the tops for these jars as something a little different. The Wooden Top Glass Barrel.
You can have Cherry, European Oak or The American White Oak as your top.
The glass barrel will not breath in the same way as the traditional wooden barrel but we are on the right lines. The glass barrel can only breath through the wooden top. This has got to be better than the glass lid it’s about as close as we can get unless you have the real thing. It is a nice thing to have. I have fitted a Porcelain knob via a stainless steel screw to avoid contamination. The untreated wood will of course change shape as it soaks up the moisture within the jar. As with the traditional barrel it is the swelling of the wood that stops them leaking. The big advantage is you can see exactly what is going on on the inside which is impossible with a wooden barrel. You can monitor the colour changes as the liquor soaks into the domino within the jar as the domino gives up it’s goodies. i.e. Vanilla’s, Sweetness, Woody Aroma, Colour etc.
I have made a slight slant across the front of the lid where the clip fits for the hold down. That is so the lid will be orientated in it’s best position for the grain i the wood. It will also help the wood not to split. I have tried this myself with good results. Wood is a living thing so I cannot guarantee it will not split.
Give it a good shake from time to time. Open the lid, take a sniff let out some stale air and let in some new fresh air. While you are at it take a tea spoon and sample the delights of your labours.
What you will receive is a 2Lt glass jar with the sealing rubber a wooden top of your choice along with the white porcelain knob free post.
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