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Decanters. Why would you use a decanter? Wine is in a bottle, and it’s really tight in there, I can see there is barely any room. So when you pour it out into a decanter it opens it up. You know, when you get home from work and you take your socks off, it feels that good to. I know you’re thinking about it. You can decant a cheap wine, to make it taste better, or to remove sulfur fixings in the wine. You can also decant an expensive wine and remove all those funky flavors, or to make the tannins a little more comfortable with the other flavors. Pinot noir and white wine can be decanted. Absolutely. Pinot noir is more sensitive to light and oxygen, so I would be careful when you decant pinot, maybe don’t decant the whole bottle. When decanting, you’ll want to tip the decanter. Tipping it will expose the molecules of the wine to oxygen more as it touches the side of the glass. If there is sediment in the bottle or you have an unfiltered wine, don’t pour out the entire bottle, just pour out to about an inch left. The sediment will stay in the bottle and your decanter will be sediment free. There are a bunch of different kind of decanters, this one I got at world market for about $15 and it’s the most practical decanter that I own. I use it the most because it’s easy to clean. Cleaning decanters is a pain in the ass. This one is super old and although extremely awesome, I’ll probably never use it. And that one, it looks like a bed pan. Use hot water on the outside and cold water on the inside, which will actually keep it from getting hazy. Then just set it up, like in a mixing bowl with a towel so that it can drip dry.
Bungholes were first used on wooden barrels, and were typically bored by the purchaser of the barrel using a brace and bit . Bungholes can be bored in either head (end) of a barrel or in one of the staves (side). With the bung removed, a tapered faucet can be attached to aid with dispensing. When barrels full of a commodity were shipped, the recipient would often bore new bungholes of the most suitable size and placement rather than remove the existing bung. Wooden barrels manufactured by specialty firms today usually are bored by the maker with suitable bungholes, since the hobbyists who purchase them for the making of beer , wine , and fermented foods often do not have a suitable brace and bit [ citation needed ] .