Pin piles, covers and barrels

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There they be, four pin piles, four covers.

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Use once and throw away, the pin pile template.

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Baby ILT for the covers installation, gorgeous ickle thing.

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

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

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Job done, template on its way to the scrapyard.

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

 

 

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

Barrel One

creamsupplies.co.uk 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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