When cleaning is needed, place 1 Camden tablets and 1oz Citric Acid in the barrel, fill with water, and let stand overnight. Rinse thoroughly with water and replace bung. Neutralize after you have cleaned over night by adding the Oxy San solution.

You may also simply run hot water through the barrel until any sediment has washed out.

If a sticky residue forms anywhere on the outside of your barrel, this is perfectly normal. When the alcohol gives up the “Angels Share” or evaporates, the sugars from the alcohol are left behind leaving a sticky molasses like residue. You can leave it on the barrel and it will act as a natural sealant, or you can wipe it off with a hot wash cloth.

How to clean your barrel when aging wine is a little different.