Tasmanian oak

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Tasmanian oak

Postby Peanut » Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:35 am

Ok has anyone tried making a small barrel out of Tasmanian oak for aging a 'bourbon' in? Obviously am Australian based and have not seen American oak available to build one from. Cheers :text-thankyoublue:
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Re: Tasmanian oak

Postby db1979 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:55 am

This has come up a number of times. The advice from many has been to steer clear of it as it's really a eucalypt.
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Re: Tasmanian oak

Postby The Stig » Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:49 am

:text-+1: it’s not Oak
It may or may not kill you. Let us know how you go :laughing-rolling:
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Re: Tasmanian oak

Postby bluess57 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:42 pm

Have you tried your lumber yards for American Oak ?
(FWIW, I was surprised and found American Oak in a local yard ACT area)
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