Pin piles, covers and barrels


There they be, four pin piles, four covers.


Use once and throw away, the pin pile template.


Baby ILT for the covers installation, gorgeous ickle thing.


Stabbing one of two ILTs into the template lift rigging  prior to installation.


First time used in anger, combined ILT and vibro-hammer. Impressive in use  but awkward to handle they said.


Job done, template on its way to the scrapyard.


Barrel one being ‘sherry’ soaked prior to adding 8 litres of scotch and a 5 month ageing process in oak.




Barrel two being water soaked in the backyard prior to filling with good stuff.

Barrel One Portsmouth

10 Litre, European Oak, made in Italy (Sicily)

Received 31/07/2015, in use 31/07/2015

ID = 13A-10-RH01

Following a 56 hour soak in 2 litres of cheap cream sherry; on 03-Aug-2015 filled with blend of 10 bottles Aldi single grain and 2 bottles Lidl Queen Margot 3 year old (minus the final 0.5 litres of the mix) a total of 7.9 litres:



Barrel Two

handmaderealoakbarrels eBay

10 Litre, European Oak, made Bulgaria

Received 03/08/2015, in use 03/08/2015

ID = 13A-10-RH02

Following a 24 hour water soak (no leaks) the following blend was casked: 4 bottles cheap Brandy 36% ABV(Aldi/Sainsburies), 4 bottles Aldi CabSav (13% ABV), 2 ½ bottles Sainsburies Temprellino (12% ABV). Total 7.35 Litres at 21.5% ABV (Plus 200 ml molasses)

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