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  • waljaco
    I suspect local Brazilian hardwoods. They used wood to save money. There are other ways to get flavor - dunder or the Venezuelan way of making a heavy mother
    Message 1 of 10 , Mar 30, 2010
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      I suspect local Brazilian hardwoods. They used wood to save money. There are other ways to get flavor - dunder or the Venezuelan way of making a heavy mother rum in an oak cask.
      wal

      --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "lane" <lbc471965@...> wrote:
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      > yes wal ...it was the article about EL DORADO rum that got me to wondering what wood was being used.... is it a light oak or maple? or is it another type of wood that we might otherwise use to impart flavor to our whiskies n rums. maybe the wood and past rum distilations stills impart flavor as its distilled rather than soaking the wood after you have run off a batch.
      > what if one was to hollow out say a 6"x2" in{or diameter of your still} piece of the wood that you could place in your still for the steam to work on on its way to the condenser. maybe down low where the alcohol percentages are not as high. was the wood in these stills part of the nuance of the older whiskies n rums? or was the introduction of copper what "cleaned"up the older drinks?
      > BUTT it still beggs the question? what type of wood was the coffey still and old pot stills made of?
      > --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "waljaco" <waljaco@> wrote:
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      > > Wood staves in pot stills are only used in the upper portion. Typical for traditional Chinese stills.
      > > I think the wooden Coffey stills used once in Canada were filled with pebbles...
      > > wal
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      > > --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "lane" <lbc471965@> wrote:
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      > > > was doing some reading and it struck me that i was reading about the coffey still originally was made of wood as was some ancient pot stills before they began using copper or in some cases pure tin..... in my search to find what type or kind of wood it just mentioned "local woods" is there any who could shed some light on the type of wood,whether it was green,seasoned,aged or anything more. there seems to be only 1 wooden coffey still in use today.i kinda wondered how it would help blend flavors of rums made from 1 batch to another..... a new project maybe to tinker with.....
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      > > > thanx in advance for your helpful insight and information
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