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39882Re: How critical do ya reckon it is to have American white oak? WAS RE: [Disti

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  • waljaco
    Jul 1, 2007
      Don't forget that in making barrels the oak planks are seasoned for a
      long time - many of the harsher compounds are lost. Using tree
      branches will give you a rougher product.
      wal

      --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "plumbondude" <plumbondude@...> wrote:
      >
      > Cool I'll go and see if I can find it at homedistiller. I don't know
      > if the oak around here is american white oak but I know its not
      > native would be pretty awesome if it was the american white oak. I
      > do remember seeing some that had pretty much white bark but weather
      > white oak is named for the colour of its bark or not? I don't know.
      >
      > Cheers
      >
      > Matt
      >
      >
      > --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "cadence22003" <cadence22003@>
      > wrote:
      > >
      > > -listen to robert, matt ,, he is like the oracle very wise
      > >
      > > tasmanian oak is a form of myrtle and no aussie wood is suitable to
      > > the best of my knowledge for 2x main reasons,,,,,either too oily or
      > > too porous
      > >
      > > quercus alba is brought out from U.S. for several other reasons
      > > including the georgeous aromatics it gives up to the spirit
      > >
      > > stick to buying old bourbon barrels or chips / shavings from H.B.
      > shop
      > > [as mentioned] and follow roberts other good advice go to
      > > homedistiller.org and have a good look around , that site has a
      > > wonderful search facility
      > >
      > > happy hunting brian
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > -- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "Robert N" <dinks_c@> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > Given that you live in OZ, it is quite critical as those trees
      > could
      > > be any
      > > > sub-species. For flavouring of spirits you do need the correct
      > > variety as
      > > > some (red oak) give an awful flavour and Tasmanian oak is, I
      > believe
      > > to be a
      > > > eucalypt, which shouldn't be used at all. For a fuller answer
      > have
      > > a bit of
      > > > a search around the forums as this topic has been discussed many
      > times
      > > > previously.
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > Yours in Spirit
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > Robert
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > From: Distillers@yahoogroups.com
      > [mailto:Distillers@yahoogroups.com] On
      > > > Behalf Of plumbondude
      > > > Sent: Sunday, 1 July 2007 10:08 AM
      > > > To: Distillers@yahoogroups.com
      > > > Subject: [Distillers] Re: thanks harry and answer to matt
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > I was wondering too, around my home town there's oak tree's
      > growing
      > > > everywhere.Planted by the council. There actually a pain in the
      > arse
      > > > this time of year when their dropping leaves everywhere. There
      > seems
      > > > to be a few different species in and around the streets and
      > parks. I
      > > > was wondering if it would be worth getting some large branches
      > and
      > > > chipping them.I tried to identify what species they were a while
      > > > back but had no luck. How critical do ya reckon it is to have
      > > > american white oak?
      > > >
      > >
      >
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