Titan Barrel Prep & Storage
Your new Titan Barrel comes wrapped in plastic. If you do not expect to use the barrel within one week, the barrel should remain wrapped until you intend to use it.
Optimal barrel storage occurs under the following conditions:
• Storage environment with 70-80% humidity.
• Limited UV exposure – i.e. low light conditions.
• Relatively still environment – i.e. no moving air currents.
All Titan Barrel stainless steel shells are cleaned and sanitized before production.
With your new Titan Barrel, we recommend that following process to ensure that your barrel is watertight and ready to fill.
Fill the barrel with 20 gallons of cold water and let stand on one head for 12 hours.
Flip barrel onto other head and let stand for 12 hours.
Empty the barrel, then rinse once with fresh water and allow to drain completely.
(If leaks are detected allow the barrel to swell for a longer period of time – up to 72 hours.)
Fill the barrel with 15 gallons of hot water over 175°F and tighten the bung in place.
Let the barrel sit for 30 min and then flip barrel over to other side
Remove the bung and allow barrel to drain completely.
(If leaks are detected allow the barrel to swell for a longer period of time up to 72 hours.)
*All Titan Barrels are pressure tested to 12 PSI with a mixture of Air & Water before shipment
If there is a leak:
Your Titan Barrel could leak from two places: either from where the heads meet the stainless steel shell or where the head boards are joined together. Depending on the leak and what has caused it, we recommend that you fill the barrel with water and let it sit for a up to four days to allow the wood to completely swell.
The bolts on the Titan Barrel could also possibly need to be tightened. Since wood does change depending on the climate, it is possible that the wood has shrunken and the bolts need to be slightly tightened.