RE: Re: [new_distillers] Re: used barrels sold as planters as a source of oak wood for aging.
It's true, commercial hardwood mills run their freshly cut boards on a conveyor chainthru a fungicide bath, so the boards won't get stained by mold while they are sitting around or in transit, before they get a chance to get them to the kiln.
Now, if you want untreated boards, look around for a small time sawyer. Plenty of them around nowdays with the portable bandsaw being so popular
---In firstname.lastname@example.org, <email@example.com> wrote:I was told that wood from lumber yards was treated with chemicals. You have any insight on this ?
On Sun, 10/6/13, Jerry McCullough <jkmccull@...> wrote:
Subject: Re: [new_distillers] Re: used barrels sold as planters as a source of oak wood for aging.
To: "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>
Date: Sunday, October 6, 2013, 10:53 AM
have some nice sterilized oak sticks that will impart
nothing to your product. If you boil and sterilize the wood
you remove the tannins and vanillas that impart the flavor
to the distillate.
of trying to get something that is locally available and
unusable, spend the pennies that are required to order
toasted oak chips, find a local saw mill and ask for
their white oak scraps or buy a board or two, most wood
workers have lots of scraps that they will give away. It is
not that difficult to find usable oak that is safe and
get good aging you need to use virgin oak, Think about
this "Why do the bourbon distillers only use their
charred oak barrels once?" The aging process removes
constituents of the white oak wood that add the flavors to
From: M L
Thursday, October 3, 2013 3:14 PM
[new_distillers] Re: used barrels sold as planters as a
source of oak wood for aging.
I got a half barrel planter that had been in a
guys front yard for many years.I used a table saw to cut the
stave's into 6 " sticks and then cut off 1/4 from
all sides of each one. Then for an added measure boiled them
in water for 1/2 hour. The water came out black as coffee,
from the char that was deep into the wood.Then dried them in
the sun. I now have a a bucket full of oak sticks to toast,
char or use as is.
On Thu, 10/3/13, Paul <sudokuhater-b@...>
Subject: Re: [new_distillers] Re: used barrels sold as
planters as a source of oak wood for aging.
Date: Thursday, October 3, 2013, 12:19 PM
In the final run the only
thing that matters is the taste that the wood imparts in
- 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