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Re: hickory filter

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  • waljaco
    Chestnut casks are used in Italy and Spain - so other woods other than oak can be used (unless toxic!) wal
    Message 1 of 9 , Sep 6 1:12 AM
      Chestnut casks are used in Italy and Spain - so other woods other than oak can be used (unless toxic!)
      wal

      --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "tgfoitwoods" <zymurgybob@...> wrote:
      >
      > Hi Wal,
      >
      > Actually, the maple charcoal is used to flavor and modify Tennessee
      > whiskey. Charred oak is used to give bourbon its characteristic taste.
      > Hickory is used to age some rums.
      >
      > I once used that rum to make a drink for a physician friend of mine, and
      > he asked, "What the hell is this?" I told him, "It's a hickory daquiri,
      > Doc."
      >
      > Ba dump bump
      >
      > Zymurgy Bob, a simple potstiller Making Fine Spirits
      > <http://www.kelleybarts.com/zymurgy-bob-books/making-fine-spirits/>
      >
      > --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "waljaco" <waljaco@> wrote:
      > >
      > > I thought for bourbon maple charcoal is used. It imparts flavor from
      > residual sugars etc. For more efficient filtering you need activated
      > charcoal which can be reused by boiling.
      > > wal
      > >
      > > --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "jsducote" jsducote@ wrote:
      > > >
      > > > I just googled 'how many times to reuse a whiskey barrel' and found
      > some information that should give you a rough idea. Amazing how that
      > works.
      > > >
      > > > In the end, you're probably going to have to experiment on your own
      > and figure out what works (tastes) best for you. Once you've distilled
      > your wash you're leaving science behind.
      > > > -j
      > > >
      > > > --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "johnjab01" <johnjab01@>
      > wrote:
      > > > >
      > > > > Any advice anyone??
      > > > >
      > > > > --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "johnjab01" <johnjab01@>
      > wrote:
      > > > > >
      > > > > > This is my first post. I have successfully ran 2 batches of
      > sugar wash through my 5 gallon pot still.
      > > > > >
      > > > > > I have done alot of reading & planning before I ran(I'm glad I
      > did).
      > > > > > Both runs turned out well.
      > > > > >
      > > > > > I filtered the finished product through hickory chunks that I
      > charred in a campfire, which really seemed to smooth the drink.
      > > > > >
      > > > > > Now my question is how many times can I re-use the same
      > charcoled hickory? Can it be used forever? Will I need to made new
      > chars? if so, how often? I have used my original hickory both times. I
      > just rinse it with water & let dry & put it in a ziplock bag for next
      > time.
      > > > > >
      > > > > > Any advice buy you pro's is appreciated.
      > > > > >
      > > > > >
      > > > > > Thanks..........John
      > > >
      > >
      >
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