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Oak in NZ...

Postby Redux » Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:48 am

morning folks....... ive arrived in the land of the long white cloud and couldnt ship my oak for aging here from aus. (nz is a bit funny about importing wood). does anyone have a link to someone here like ROTB?

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Re: Oak in NZ...

Postby Demo » Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:41 am

Hi Redux

where in this piece of paradise have you landed ?

check out the home-brew shops, still spirits make oak spirals.
be surprised if you can't import oak dominos from Oz sellers.
small casks/ barrels hard to find here.

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Re: Oak in NZ...

Postby Fishleg » Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:17 pm

Maybe try and scope out some local wineries? For old staves or inserts?
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Re: Oak in NZ...

Postby Redux » Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:45 pm

Demo wrote:Hi Redux

where in this piece of paradise have you landed ?

check out the home-brew shops, still spirits make oak spirals.
be surprised if you can't import oak dominos from Oz sellers.
small casks/ barrels hard to find here.

cheers
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hiya Demo...... ive washed up in Queenstown at the mo but im looking at anywhere south of Dunedin.... where are you?

ive spoken to the home brew shop in invercargilll, he had still spirits stuff and some bourbon chunks..... im after stave wood to split and toast myself. ill ask at the cardrona distillery when im over that way next week and see what they say.

i might email ROTB and see if they ship internationally...

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Re: Oak in NZ...

Postby Redux » Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:47 pm

Fishleg wrote:Maybe try and scope out some local wineries? For old staves or inserts?


a good idea there Fishleg!! ill try to get over to the distillery at cardrona next week too.... see what they say...

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Re: Oak in NZ...

Postby bluc » Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:53 pm

Bunnings is in new zealand to correct? Have look see if they have ex wine barrels. Our bunnings gets them in semi often :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Oak in NZ...

Postby Redux » Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:20 pm

bluc wrote:Bunnings is in new zealand to correct? Have look see if they have ex wine barrels. Our bunnings gets them in semi often :handgestures-thumbupleft:


they are but i worry that they have been sprayed with fungicide..
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Re: Oak in NZ...

Postby woodduck » Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:39 pm

Winery would be the best bet I recon :handgestures-thumbupleft:

How'd ya go getting the goats over there? Don't tell me you left them behind, who's gonna be the distiller assistant if they're not there :laughing-rolling:

Glad to hear your settling in. Good luck over there mate :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Oak in NZ...

Postby Redux » Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:53 pm

woodduck wrote:Winery would be the best bet I recon :handgestures-thumbupleft:

How'd ya go getting the goats over there? Don't tell me you left them behind, who's gonna be the distiller assistant if they're not there :laughing-rolling:

Glad to hear your settling in. Good luck over there mate :handgestures-thumbupleft:



hiya Woodduck...... sadly the goats went to the chap who was my assistant this season just gone... he hoped they would help tame his herd but they went feral on him! :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling:

im looking foward to getting up and running again.... it seems like ages since i had a tasty pint o the local!

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Re: Oak in NZ...

Postby Fishleg » Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:07 pm

I haven't been there yet but I also sussed out some plain American oak from a local timber yard/building supplies place.
Or another option might be see if you can contact a local furniture maker, they might be able to point you in the right direction?
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Re: Oak in NZ...

Postby woodduck » Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:44 pm

Sorry to hear about the goats mate. Good luck with the oak :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Oak in NZ...

Postby Demo » Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:08 am

I'm up near Christchurch. you have plenty of wineries near you, Cromwell etc.not sure how approachable Cadrona are, my enquires weren't fruitful.drop us a line if you're up this way

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Re: Oak in NZ...

Postby Sam. » Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:20 am

Demo wrote:I'm up near Christchurch. you have plenty of wineries near you, Cromwell etc.not sure how approachable Cadrona are, my enquires weren't fruitful.drop us a line if you're up this way

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Re: Oak in NZ...

Postby Otago Elvis » Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:54 am

Hey Redux, try asking the guys here http://www.nzhomedistiller.org.nz/forum/

They'd be able to steer you in the right direction. Local knowledge :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Oak in NZ...

Postby Demo » Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:37 am

How about an intro in the welcome centre bud :handgestures-thumbupleft:


will do, bit of a newby to forums :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Oak in NZ...

Postby scythe » Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:09 pm

If you have no joy else where you could always use the ex wine barrel smoking chunks that they sell in the bunnings bbq area.
https://www.bunnings.com.au/char-griller-1kg-wine-barrel-smoking-wood-chunks_p3171440
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Re: Oak in NZ...

Postby Redux » Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:09 am

scythe wrote:If you have no joy else where you could always use the ex wine barrel smoking chunks that they sell in the bunnings bbq area.
https://www.bunnings.com.au/char-griller-1kg-wine-barrel-smoking-wood-chunks_p3171440



sadly not listed in our bunnings here..... the quest continues....

of course my shipping container hasnt arrived yet.... and i still dont have a job or house to put the still in but it pays to be prepared!

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Re: Oak in NZ...

Postby Fireplace01 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:14 am

Nelson coperage think it is called
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Re: Oak in NZ...

Postby Redux » Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:21 am

Fireplace01 wrote:Nelson coperage think it is called


cheers... i just sent him an inquiry, ill keep youse all posted..


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Re: Oak in NZ...

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