What will you be putting in it? The outside can be sprayed with BoraCare if the 
wood is raw, plug the holes and it should be marked somewhere that it has been 
In case it ever gets into circulation so no one ever uses it food or drink wise 
in the future. You could always freeze it plug the holes and     Seal the 
outside with a clear coat I would think...then monitor it on a reg basis. Joel 
Voron Colonial Williamsburg

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On Sep 9, 2016, at 2:16 PM, Betsy Bruemmer 
<betsy.bruem...@mohai.org<mailto:betsy.bruem...@mohai.org>> wrote:

We have been offered a used wine barrel for an upcoming exhibit and I'm 
wondering if there is any way to clean it so that pests will not be attracted 
to it. It's quite large and heavy. It has two holes in the sides but I don't 
think the lid can be removed. We can freeze it but that won't change the fact 
that interior wood is soaked in wine. As much as I like it, I don't think it is 
appropriate for the exhibit (or the collection if it can't be exhibited). Any 
thoughts? Thank you illustrious colleagues!

BETSY BRUEMMER | Collections Manager

MOHAI Resource Center
5933 6th Ave South, Seattle, WA 98108
Mailing: PO Box 80816, Seattle, WA 98108
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