RE: [new_distillers] Digest Number 1213
- Dear Dr Tucks,
I had a similar problem. If your are in perth I found you can get
American oak from a timber yard on Gnangara road which sells all types
of timber. Can't remember the name of it but you can't miss it. I think
it has the word 'plantation' in its name. Haven't been there in years
but it looked like an established business so should still be there.
It was selling dried american oak planks for about $40 for an undressed
2X1 of about 6 foot length. They had a few different sizes and lengths.
You have to chip it and char it yourself but that's a lot of wood for
oaking. Know anyone with an elctric planer? I had a mate with a bench
planer and lots of other tools for wood work. Don't know exactly how
much I ended up with but lots springs to mind.
Like you I had no Idea where to find it so I went to a Bunnings store
and asked there if they had any. They said they didn't but would check
their supplier and that's how I found this place.
If you don't want to tell them you are using it for bourbon flavouring
tell them you have an american ok benchtop you want to match the timeber
up on a missing plank.
Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2004 12:05:18 -0000
From: "dr_tucks" <dr_tucks@...>
Subject: cheap american oak in australia?
Are there any aussies out there interested in telling me where i can
buy ground up bourbon barrels for cheaper than 250grams for $9.00aust
theres gotta be a cheaper way.
Sourcing my own american oak barrels has proved very difficult.
id happly buy one (I'll char the bastard myself if i have too!) and
fed it through a mulcher.
Ive read that yanks buy them to add to their barbaques (chip form)
Are they cheap ?
Can we use them for more devious means ?
Are they charred already? (No before barbaquing you fool!)
Im sure some other mad bourbon maker has treaded this road before.
The straight dirt would be most appreciated
Cheers Dr Tucks