Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Douglas Fir Washback Tanks (Oregon Pine)


     Last year Oregon Barrel Works was commission to build five 60 hl Douglas Fir washback tanks.
It turns out that traditional single malt Scotch Whiskey is fermented in Oregon Pine (Douglas Fir) or stainless steel washback tanks. 
     Douglas Fir is native to Western North America and was named in honor of a Scottish botanist, David Douglas.

 Tight grain Douglas Fir (Oregon Pine) planed and Jointed for the tanks.

 60 hl Tanks

The tops are made in three sections to allow access.

Looking inside the tank.

Loading the tanks