So was at the Cost Plus, and came across (in the BBQ area) a package of used Red Wine Oak Barrel staves that had been cut into 12 inch pieces, bundled in a pack of 6 for $13. And then onsale for 30% off.
Little dirty on the outside, so I soaked them in Vodka. Smelled heavy Oak, not much of the wine.
Tossed one 12 inch piece into the 2nd fermenter. Been in 10 days and ready to keg. I wonder, what if I put the stave into the serving keg. Wouldn’t that, in theory, give the hint of Cask conditioned? And serving it from a cask?
Also I bet I can clean it and reuse, right? These are about 12in long, 1.5 in wide and about 1in thick.