I doubt off center is being rude. This is actually an eye opener and Iv never known the difference, lets just say it wasnt covered in school.
Off Center no worries on using barrels. Please dont waste a good barrel on Muscadine wine. Add some good brew yeast and kick up the sugar level for at least 12% but make sure you will leave it sweet. Dry muscadine wine is not so pleasant unless made really well. Hope youre first brew season goes well!