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Re: Oaking of alcohol

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  • waljaco
    Oak barrels for wine are only kept for several years if oak flavor required. Then only useful as containers or garden tubs. Bourbon oak barrels are only used
    Message 1 of 3 , Jul 3, 2003
      Oak barrels for wine are only kept for several years if oak flavor
      required. Then only useful as containers or garden tubs. Bourbon oak
      barrels are only used ONCE - then sold to Scottish whisky and rum
      distillers.
      Wal
      --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "Harley Daschund"
      <harley_daschund@h...> wrote:
      > Re-using the Oak is similar to re-using coffee,tea etc....it only
      contains a
      > limited amount of 'whatever'...when its depleted,you need to
      replace...:>)
      >
      >
      > >From: "Campbell Ritchie" <ritchiec@t...>
      > >Reply-To: new_distillers@yahoogroups.com
      > >To: new_distillers@yahoogroups.com
      > >Subject: [new_distillers] Oaking of alcohol
      > >Date: Thu, 03 Jul 2003 04:14:12 -0000
      > >
      > >Just a quick question about oaking. My local supplier on his recipe
      > >sheet had one for oaking alcohol (soaking staves and some chips for
      > >a couple of weeks and adding some of this into whatever you are
      > >making up). My question is, how long would the oak be effective? If
      > >I keep topping up the alcohol in the jar, will the oak last or
      would
      > >I have to keep adding new oak every so often.
      > >
      > >Campbell- still finding his feet in this hobby while simultaneously
      > >losing them. Damn that tasty product!!
      > >
      >
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