Did some work on my fruiting puncheon today. Cut a big 'ol hole in the head and mounted this manway (thanks again, @foedercrafters
This large barrel came to me from Italy courtesy of @keystonefermentationsupply
, and it is going to be used to referment blended beers on whole fruit. Because of the way my barrels are stacked, I won't be able to fruit directly in them (no easy way to remove the barrel to clean it) so this guy should do the job nicely. I've sized it so that it can fit up to 25% of its volume as fruit and still have room for a brite-tank-full of blended wort, for any beers that I want to fruit in ridiculously high quantities. 🍐🍊🍋🍉🍇🍓🍈🍒🍑🍍🥝
Can't wait to put it to use! I'm brewing batch 1 on Monday!