RE: [Distillers] Re: getting rid of the burn
Totally agree with you and do not buy them as I feel the same as you and as I live in wine country pick up some wine barrel staves (French Oak) for free every now and then when a local hardware outfit cuts barrels for planter boxes and then and toast/char or use as they are. Actually you can buy a whole used wine barrel here for $80 to $100 odd which would keep you in Oak for a life time….mmm or maybe chip them up and sell for $10 per bag…as you say Harry would be a great profit margin
--- In Distillers@yahoogro ups.com, "KM Services" <km_services@ ...> wrote:
>it is available in
> I get the stuff from my local brew shop and is called Ezimix spirits
> finisher I see from this link http://tinyurl. com/yepjbnn
> Australia and isreadily available here in New Zealand .
> Ken Mc
Just looked at that site and again (for the 1000th time) I saw the prices of oak chips in OZ.
Can you or anyone else explain why 100 grams of WOOD should cost $10 ???
I'm all for free enterprise. I'll even accept that a little profiteering is part & parcel of the business scene. But $10 for 100 grams?? That's outright buggery and theft!!
Here's the list...
Spirits Umlimited Wilsons Whisky Oak Shavings 100g $9.95000
Spirits Unlimited Jim Beam Oak Chips 100g $9.95000
Spirits Unlimited Plantation Rum Oak Chips $9.95000
Spirits Unlimited American Barrel Oak 100g $5.80000
Spirits Unlimited Oak Flavour $9.50000
Spirits Unlimited Jack Daniels Soakers 100g $9.95000
Spirits Unlimited Toasted Oak $5.80000
(mumbles something about Ned Kelly being a gentleman by comparison)