Re: alternate for oak barrels
- I live in Cebu city, but I have a farm in southern cebu province
particularly in the town of moalboal where I get my winemaking stuff
in the city.
I already know, where I can get the tannin for my wine making. I
already knew this when I was still at my elementary years.
This is locally known as TONGOG - powdered bark from mangroove trees
known as pagatpat in the Philippines.
Your wife also know this tannin powder because it is usually mixed
with fresh coconut sap known to us as TUBA or coconut wine.
Regards to your wife and kids.
--- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "nenengstoute" <nenengstoute@...>
> MABUHAY SANSIN. Where do you live? My wife is from Dipolog City.
> you have family or friengs here in the US,you could get them tosend
> you some oak chips in the next BALIK BAYON box they send home. Iknow
> there are some oak trees in the Philippines,but they're few andfar
> between. Personally i toast my own oak,so i guess i'll have to tryfor
> smuggling in some acorns next time we go there. God Bless. MIKE
> --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "sansindio" <sansindio@> wrote:
> > Hi, there..!
> > I want to inquire what would be the best alternative container
> > oak barrels? Oak trees are not available in the Philippines andI
> > hope you can provide me the alternative wood used in wine aginginquiring
> > containers.
> > In our country we have lots of wood to be used but I am
> > your inputs regarding this. I really need the advice of anexpert.
> > Also, what is the chemical component that is available in oak
> > makes it the best wine aging containers ?hobby.
> > I am making wine from the fruit of Philippine cherry (terminalia
> > edulis )and want the best aging containers in my wine making
> > Presently, I am using glass jugs (1 gallon container)with
> > and the wine turn out to be exceptionally great after a year of
> > aging.
> > I hope you can give me some inputs.
> > Best regards,
> > SANSIN DIO
> > PHILIPPINE ISLANDS