Fw: [Distillers] Oaking...
- there is a place near me in adelaide that does full size wooden barrels for
$90 au they used to hold french congnac for shipping and now are in the
graden centre to be chopped in half for pot plants!! you can buy whole or
I have an idea for a project, which involves aging some spirit on oak
for a long time (3-5 years) to make a quality spirit. I would love
to use barrels, but being financially challenged, this is not an
option (well, not until I'm rich an famous!)
I have used oak shavings in the past, for a quick oaking (2 - 6
weeks), and I think I have probably been over-dosing my spirit.
Having read a little more, and thought about it a lot, I don't think
oak shavings are the best thing as far as replicating what happens
commercially. Which brings me to the question(s).
Oak chips and Mini oak staves are available (and thanks a billion to
smudge311065 who posted the aussie link yesterday!). I figure these
would have to be much better than shavings, being more solid like a
barrel situation. Also, it means I can calculated the surface area,
and dose my spirit at the same rate as a commercial barrel.
So, which is better? Am I right in my assumption that shavings are
good for the 'quick fix', but chips and staves would be better for a
longer aging? How well can you toast the chips/staves? How well do
they work for other people?
As a small aside, I have seen 'Jack Daniels chips' adverstised on a
Kiwi site - anyone had any luck with these? Are they any better
than 'ordinary' oak chips?
So many questions.....!
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- --- In Distillers@y..., "glen" <warranty@p...> wrote:
> there is a place near me in adelaide that does full size woodenbarrels for
> $90 au they used to hold french congnac for shipping and now are inthe
> graden centre to be chopped in half for pot plants!! you can buywhole or
> halved!So cruel! So cruel. I can but think of the potential.....