Oak Aging Academy  Video Learning

Esssential barrel care, use, handling and leak prevention for our customers.

Plus: product specs and information for use of Stavers™ oak adjuncts.

Essential Barrel Knowledge

Black Water barrels strives to make and ensure premium quality oak barrels for aging spirits, craft beer and wine.  The first set of videos provide an overview of our internal testing and QC procedures, as well as critical care that is required by our customers to ensure every barrel is properly inspected, handled, hydrated and filled within 30 days to ensure quality aging.

You will learn:

  • How we test each barrel
  • How to identify and repair leaks
  • How to properly hydrdate barrels
  • The importance of filling barrels within the first 30 days.
  • How to ensure barrel integrity.


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Barrel Care and USE

Oak Aging Insights

Controlling outcomes: Aging insights, Flavor profiles, Dosing, Duration and uses for Stavers™ oak aging products.

You will learn:

  • How oak impacts flavor and color
  • How to age well in less time
  • Understanding Oak variants
  • How to Use Stavers™ cubes in barrels and tanks
  • How to Use Stavers™ barrel insert links
  • How to Use Stavers™ tank fan packs

Oak Aging

Achieving and enhancing Flavor, Color, Sensory characteristics.

Want to know even more?

You can contact us of use this form to ask questions about what you have learned here.  We would love to know about other topics we might cover as we continue to evolve this Oak Aging Academy to support the needs of our industry customers and partners.

What else would you like to learn about Oak aging and our products?