Finishing Gourds To Utilize
Ok now, for how many hundreds of years did folks use gourds for water, wine, or other liquids? How did they finish the inside, or rather, clean it, to use for this purpose? In a bottle gourd, the bottom lump is hard to get at with tools. How'd the Indians and folks of ole finish out their gourds? They didn't have Dremel tools.
They burn wine barrels (the inside), but I'd think that'd leave a funky taste in a gourd.