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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
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      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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