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28050Re: wood chips

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  • Harry
    Feb 28, 2005
      --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "kandeent" <kandeent@y...> wrote:

      > Not an answer, just an idea I'm working on....I bought a airline
      > 1.5 oz. mini booze bottle drank it then filled them with cooked
      > sticks that have been toasted @ 350 degF for 1 hour. Then I ran a
      > propane torch over them to char them. I then poured in 95% and let
      > it sit for a test. Ot has been a week. The color is beautiful but
      > tastes nasty. Very woodsy. I think the oak had was too green. My
      > plan is to drink many small bottles and play around with it.
      > Ed

      Nezt time try diluting the 95% down to 55 ~ 60% before steeping the
      oak chips. High alc will leach too much tannin from the wood, green
      or not. It's a solvent, don't forget.

      regards Harry
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