Our little helper, Eric
Even Auntie Sue helped! Too bad she and Steve put the barrel on the hand truck with the open hole down so it spilled all over the basement floor! (The stain is still there)
All bottled up.
Time to clean! In order to clean the barrels, you need take a chain that is hooked to a wooden bar. You drop the chain in the barrel, add water and shake it around. Scott's been in charge of barrel cleaning for a few years now. After tasting, I think it is his favorite part.
All the hard work is done - time to enjoy some wine and head up stairs for some lunch!