Barrel Blasting, Rejuvenating Wine Barrels Like 'sand'blasting with reclaimed co2

Cleaning barrels with reclaimed CO2.
»No water!
»No secondary waste!
»No chemical residue!
Environmentally safe, supporting sustainable farming practices.

Solutions
•Blisters
•Sanitization
•Microoxygenation
•No Re-Toast!
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No need to re-toast!

Barrel Blasting Prevents contaminants!

Solutions

Sanitization/Elimination of Mold

Sanitization is above-all the most important aspect in good barrel maintenance. At 109 degrees below 0, dry ice has proven effective in removing mold spores, bacteria, fungus, and many other winery associated problems. With our process, dry ice is propelled at velocities to achieve the energy to strip and clean surfaces. Dry ice blasting will typically remove about fifty thousandths of the wood's surface being cleaned. This abrasion is enough to effectively remove the mold spores, but not enough to alter the structural integrity of the contaminated area. See Results Table.

Barrel Blasting's process has successfully removed or reduced TCA, (Trichloroanisoles), Brettanomyces, and volatile acidity(VA) from contaminated surfaces. Our process also removes any visible tartrate crystals and wine residues and ensures a clean, sanitary barrel for your next batch of wine.

Steve Reynolds, Reynolds Family Winery
"I view this barrel blasting method as another valuable tool in a winemakers chest. Like redoing a great antique that had some years on it but can once again sparkle. Barrels do get used and the life leached out of them, often times their faults masked by access. The process of barrel blasting opens up the barrel to view its faults such as blistering or impurities so they can be scraped clean and addressed first hand....no band aids. The blasting itself then opens the pores and sterilizes the surface to a whole new level, in some ways adding to the flavors. With the addition of stave inserts the barrel is in my opinion 90% as good and sometimes 100% as good as a new barrel in blind tasting. This is a "must have" in any wine makers barrel regime."





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