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  • dearknarl
    I ll write down the brand off the bottle when I get home. A web search should bring up the online supplier I used. If you got it shipped instead of air mailed,
    Message 1 of 23 , Oct 22, 2008
      I'll write down the brand off the bottle when I get home. A web search
      should bring up the online supplier I used. If you got it shipped
      instead of air mailed, it will be here in a couple of years when
      you're ready to use it ;-)

      Cheers,
      knarl.

      On 10/22/08, gff_stwrt <gff_stwrt@...> wrote:
      > Hi, folks,
      >
      > Thanks knarl, for the offer of the details of the timber supplier.
      > What I will probably do if I want some oak is either get some broken
      > staves (from middle-aged to old barrels but I can shave off
      > the 'used' bit down to clean timber) from our local winemaker, or get
      > him to supply me with some oak chips or bits which he can get from
      > his suppliers.
      > Or I can probably take a day trip to a winery area maybe an hour from
      > our place (and visit some of the wineries), and get some oak scraps
      > from the cooper (who also supplies barrels to the public) at one of
      > the wineries.
      > It was really interesting to read your message about the 'dark smoked
      > maple syrup', I hadn't heard about that before and might be ready to
      > think about using it in a couple of years.
      >
      > Regards,
      >
      > The Baker
      >
      >
      > --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, dearknarl <dearknarl@...>
      > wrote:
      >>
      >> Gday Harry,
      >>
      >> The oak is american white oak. I came clean and told him exactly
      > what
      >> I wanted it for and he was adamant that it hadn't been treated or
      >> fumigated in any way.
      >>
      >> As for the maple, it may well not be sugar maple. When I initially
      >> asked him for it, he wasn't sure if he had any maple at all, but he
      >> looked through his little book and eventually dug out a bit of
      > maple.
      >> He admitted he didn't know if it was sugar maple, so It's probably a
      >> domestic species.
      >>
      >> I actually haven't used the maple ever since I got a small amount of
      >> dark smoked maple spirit direct from canada that I use at the rate
      > of
      >> 2ml per liter of cask strength oaked spirit. I started out using
      > 5ml,
      >> but that was WAY too strong.
      >>
      >> As for my whole grain brews, I don't adulterate them with anything
      > but
      >> toasted oak and on one ocassion, oak that I smoked with peat.
      >>
      >> Cheers,
      >> knarl.
      >>
      >> On 10/21/08, Harry <gnikomson2000@...> wrote:
      >> > --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, dearknarl <dearknarl@>
      >> > wrote:
      >> >>
      >> >> Baker,
      >> >>
      >> >> I got some maple wood from a bloke in lake macquarie. He has a
      >> >> specialty timber shop and has every type of wood imaginable, and
      >> >> really knows his stuff. The maple was an offcut that he gave me
      > for
      >> >> nothing when I bought a chunk of oak. The oak set me back $30 or
      > so,
      >> >> but it'll make almost a lifetime of toasted chunks for aging.
      >> >>
      >> >> An ex milo tin on a gas ring packed with sticks of maple made
      > some
      >> >> good charcoal.
      >> >>
      >> >> Email me off board if you want the details of the timber shop.
      >> >>
      >> >> Cheers,
      >> >> knarl.
      >> >>
      >> >
      >> >
      >> > Knarl,
      >> >
      >> > Ask your timber supplier if the wood is imported, or locally
      > grown.
      >> > And if imported, there's a Customs requirement that imported
      > woods be
      >> > fumigated for vermin before being allowed in. You might want to
      > find
      >> > out what your wood has been treated with.
      >> >
      >> > Furniture Maple in Australia is usually Queensland Maple
      > (Flindersia
      >> > Brayleyana), not a sugar maple. The Maple you need is Sugar Maple
      >> > (Acer saccharum), from Canada.
      >> >
      >> > Same goes for the Oak. You need American White Oak (Quercus
      > Alba),
      >> > or French (European) Oak (Quercus Patrea or Robar). There is NO
      >> > australian domestic oak of the Quercus varieties, but I'm not sure
      >> > about whether there are exotics allowed to be grown here. I'd
      >> > imagine so, otherwise our cooperage industry for the wineries
      > would
      >> > rely solely on imported wood designated as food contact (extremely
      >> > expensive). To be certain, best to contact these folk...
      >> >
      >> > Australian Quarantine & Inspection Service: Dept. of Agriculture,
      >> > Fisheries & Forestry.
      >> >
      >> > Timber and Timber Products National Co-ordination Centre in the
      > AQIS
      >> > Victorian Regional Office on phone +61 3 8318 6929 or email
      >> > timber.imports@...
      >> >
      >> >
      >> > Slainte!
      >> > regards Harry
      >> >
      >> >
      >>
      >
      >
      >
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