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  • Vinny nail in barrel location

    Is there any reason to avoid drilling the vinny nail for sampling into the stave (if i want to store it vertically) or should it only be drilled into the head? Thanks peeps

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    As a former distiller, that worked for a facility that stores all barrels up right. As long as you do not drill into a super skinny or already compromised stave, you should be good.
    That being said, in a bourbon barrel, the head is usually thicker and less charred than the staves, so will be more structurally sound over all.
    But for a hole that is a fraction of a bung hole, it is completely inconsequential.

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