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Got Wood ?

Postby kekedog13 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 2:13 am

Here's the genuine Jack Daniels Whiskey barrel chips I found at the grocery store.It was a variety of sizes, slivers , thick chips and such. I toasted some wrapped in foil in a 500 degree oven for 40 mins. and charred some with a torch.This bag was $6 and there's a lot to play with.
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Re: Got Wood ?

Postby Bushman » Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:31 am

Lots of people use them, I add them to some of my used barrels as well.
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Postby dutchmancreek » Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:10 am

I've used them, even without additional toasting, and they did pretty well. What I didn't like was that it's hard to be consistent with the quantity. I changed to oak sticks, so I could control the dimensions of each stick.
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Postby kobold » Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:54 am

i got a similar bag of hickory chips. i like it the same as oak, sometimes use them together.
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Re: Got Wood ?

Postby dutchmancreek » Sun Dec 09, 2012 11:13 am

After you've used those chips for aging your whiskey, let them dry and use them in your smoker or grill...good on pork, for sure.
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Re: Got Wood ?

Postby mlb68 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:58 pm

I've bought thier charcoal to get the used barrel chunks out of the bag. Nice 2 inch(50mm) chunks. The charcoal isn't bad either.

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Re: Got Wood ?

Postby kekedog13 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:52 pm

mlb 68, I did the same before I found the chips. I like the consistency of the sticks (I cut the chunks into) but the place I found them hasn't had them again .
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Re: Got Wood ?

Postby Ga.goat » Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:47 pm

I just go out behind the barn and cut down a white oak and make my own ,, use the rest of the tree in the fireplace got a 50 pound feedsack full of charred white oak chips .
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Re: Got Wood ?

Postby Rebel_Yell » Thu Dec 19, 2013 8:35 pm

Ga.goat wrote:I just go out behind the barn and cut down a white oak and make my own ,, use the rest of the tree in the fireplace got a 50 pound feedsack full of charred white oak chips .

I need 2 cords of that... delivered.

Just kidding as I do the same. You'll find that the best flavors come from stacking the wood to dry in the open before processing. Rain leeches tannins out.
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