Economic Stainless Steel Barrels

As the economic side of winemaking gets tighter and tighter, the industry is increasingly aging wine in stainless steel tanks and stainless steel barrels. When the desired “oakiness” is needed wine makers turn to oak alternatives in the form of chips, chunks or planks.

Costing pennies to the dollar, it just doesn’t always seem to make sense to keep buying new oak wine barrels when the economics of stainless steel barrels are tough to argue:

Product Initial Investment Useful Life Replacement Cost Per Bottle Cost
55 Gallon Oak Wine Barrel $400-$900 3-5 years $400-$900 3.00
55 Gallon Stainless Steel Wine Barrel $300-$500 Lifetime None Stainless Steel Barrels are:
100% reuseable
100% recyclable
100% of the time

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