Racked warehouse

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Rackhouse at the Jim Beam distillery

Racked warehouses are high-rise (9 stories or more are common), using brick, cement blocks or a steel clad structure, with concrete floors and tin roofs. Casks are stacked up to 8 –12 high on tall racks fitted with steel rails.

The thinner walls and tin roofs of a racked warehouse transmit temperature changes more readily than the thicker walls and slate roofs of a dunnage. Additionally, racked warehouses can have a larger range of temperatures between the floor and roof (depending on the height).