RE: [new_distillers] Re: used barrels sold as planters as a source of oak wood for aging.
MessageI saw half barrel planters at Home Depot. They were stacked together and the top one was heavily charred inside. Upon lifting one off, the smell of whisky was very apparent.One could break the staves out, split one into 1" square sticks, plane off the outside and char the remaining sides. 3 sticks sitting in a glass gallon jar of strong, white spirit for several months would probably give great colour and taste.Or so I've heard.Bernie, a different one.-----Original Message-----
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Jason
Sent: Wednesday, October 02, 2013 1:38 PM
Subject: [new_distillers] Re: used barrels sold as planters as a source of oak wood for aging.Thank you all for your input, I really appreciate it. I do think I was ready to abandon that 1/2 barrel, now maybe I'll plane some of those staves down, re-char them and see if what I am left with still reeks of vinegar when left in a hot car! And let's just say it still does, am I reading what was being said correctly and that the Acetobacter wouldn't be able to impart off flavors in aging whiskey (above 40% abv)? Interesting! -Jason
- Here, here for fatbloke...couldn't have said it any better...On Oct 16, 2013, at 12:16 AM, fatbloke <fatbloke@...> wrote:Oh dear......Is that someone else who can't equate the difference between trying to convey intent or attitude from text and how the same words might "come across" in person per chance ?ZBob generally offers insightful and helpful/good guidance - I certainly don't see anything offensive or unhelpful with the replies on this......I certainly don't agree with all the points made,but others who discern some sort of hidden inference must be more intuitive than me...In any case, the bourbon makers aren't the only place that supplies single used/"almost" new barrels are they.Equally, some do indeed use charring, there's a number of Scottish located cooperages who just remove the barrel head, scrape the "used charring" and then reburn, before refitting heads to seal.As for others alluding to "starting anew " ? Perhaps they don't realise the point of using barrel oak because it is already proven to be of cooperage quality and more likely to provide a known type of flavouring - whereas anything just obtained from a lumber yard ? Is it "right" ? etc.....I'm sorry to see someone "throw their toys out of their cot" because they're reading and seeing something that's likely not there......But hey? membership of the list is voluntary/individual choice.....Keep up tbe good advice and guidance ZBod, I for one, find it useful and don't "over read" it.....There's more than one way of skinning a cat, as you rightly point out......
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From: TODP <danimae@...>
Date: 16/10/2013 03:57 (GMT+00:00)
Subject: RE: [new_distillers] Re: used barrels sold as planters as a source of oak wood for aging.
And once again... Only because we have to prove a point as to who we are!That's it.. I QUIT!!!As I see it you are one of the moderators correct??? (I am sure I will be corrected if I'm wrong!!!)PLEASE FEEL FREE TO REMOVE ANY AND ALL OF MY POSTINGS PRESENT AND PAST AS WELL ME FROM THE GROUP!!!YOU SIR JUST PROVED ALL MY CURRENT AND PAST POSTING POINTS!!!IF ONE DOES NOT SEE THINGS AS THE INNER GROUPS WAY THAN THEY ARE WRONG!!!Been a fun run over the last few years or so.. just wish I had never got to the point of interest and tried to get involved at all!And yes your right AGAIN.. YOU do it YOUR way and I WILL DO IT MY WAY!!!GOOD DAY SIR!!!!!BOTTOMS UP!!I am out!Slainté