KODAK, Tenn.(WVLT)--These thick barrels come straight from distilleries and wineries from all around the south. What once housed hooch, now a hose.
Jackie Steele is the owner of Reel Barrels."First we made the first Reel Barrel then people wanted them, the moms, the sisters, the friends kinda thing, so once we got them out then, we decided to get a patent on it which we did do then
we started selling them online."
"This is the head of the barrel here and that's what we use to make the lid out of, it's got an all steel hose reel inside.
The best part about it when you pull on the hose it doesn't tip over and doesn't try to follow you across the yard."
The hose concept was the beginning, the ideas then flowed like water like in a rain barrel. It's complete with a device to divert the water into the barrel along with a pump.
There are also garbage cans and half barrels used for planters.
They make frequent trips to and from distilleries with their own truck hauling 76 barrels at a time.
Each stage cleans up the barrel to include a thick coat of lacquer.
To the finale, their own brand seared in wood. A Reel Barrel!
Driving in your neighborhood in Kodak, I'm the Tennessee Traveler.
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