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278449 the_tinker <tinker@z...> 2024‑05‑19 Re: Cooper's Bung Borer
Huh. And here all along the Bourbon Trail the docents have been calling the
evaporative loss in a barrel "the Angel's share".
Some Angels.

On 5/18/24 07:56, Michael Blair wrote:

> Driving down one of the hoops?  'Spect you would get beer oozing out. 
> Etc.  Far more work than necessary.  Just pop out the bung (just a
> hammer
> blow above or below the bung hole), draw off your few drams, and
> knock the
> bung back in place.  Deed done. 
> Mike in Woodland
> On 2024-05-18 02:29,
> Richard Wilson wrote:
>> In the days of transport by train for finished goods leaving the bonded
>> store a competent cooper could be employed to while away time between
>> unscheduled stops at signals by driving down one of the hoops, drilling
>> the stave below the hoop line, drawing off a few drams, and hiding his
>> work with a tapered dowel, a few blows on the driver and replacing the
>> hoop.  A smear of muck and the theft is invisible.

John Pesut
Boardman, Ohio

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