Re: Oaking of alcohol
- 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
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Harley Daschund"
> Re-using the Oak is similar to re-using coffee,tea etc....it onlycontains a
> limited amount of 'whatever'...when its depleted,you need toreplace...:>)
> >From: "Campbell Ritchie" <ritchiec@t...>
> >Reply-To: email@example.com
> >To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> >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
> >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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