1Spiral pipes are unobtrusive. They perform their function quietly in the background, never demanding the spotlight. Spiral pipes are used for all kinds of interesting applications, though they often fly under the radar of the casual observer. As a result, many people are unaware of just how often they come into contact with a product that wouldn’t exist without spiral pipes.

For example, when you kick back with a tumbler of whiskey, you are likely enjoying a product that was created with the help of spiral ducts. Now, you may be wondering what spiral ducts have to do with whiskey making. The answer can be found in the aging process.

Nearly every variety of whiskey undergoes an aging process before it is considered fit for consumption. This aging process involves leaving the brew to mature in a wooden barrel, typically made of oak, for an amount of time which can vary from whiskey to whiskey.

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Aging whiskey in an oak barrel removes unpleasant flavors from the drink while simultaneously introducing new, better flavors. Many of the flavors commonly associated with whiskey, like spice, vanilla, coconut, and toasted almond, are a result of being aged in an oak barrel.

3So how does this relate to spiral ducts? Well, just as most whiskey wouldn’t exist without whiskey barrels, many whiskey barrels wouldn’t exist without spiral ducts. Modern whiskey barrel manufacturers rely on spiral ducts for dust collection.Aging whiskey in an oak barrel removes unpleasant flavors from the drink while simultaneously introducing new, better flavors. Many of the flavors commonly associated with whiskey, like spice, vanilla, coconut, and toasted almond, are a result of being aged in an oak barrel.

Spiral pipes come in a wide variety of designs, which allows them to meet all sorts of construction requirements; spiral pipes are unlikely to become clogged; and perhaps most importantly, spiral pipes are conductive, which means they do not build up a static charge when particles pass through them. For these reasons, it is common to use spiral ducts for dust collection.

Any application that involves woodworking needs to have a dust collection system in place. Whiskey barrel manufacturing is not exempt from this rule. Since spiral ducts are a fundamental component of many dust collection systems, they are often used in whiskey barrel mills. Therefore, spiral ducts play an important role in whiskey production.

At Spiral Manufacturing, we make high quality spiral ducts that can be used for myriad interesting applications, whiskey barrel production included. If you would like to learn more about using our spiral ducts for dust collection, give us a call at 763-755-7677 or send an email to info@spiralmfg.com.