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Re: other woods for aging....

Postby bluc » Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:08 am

Yea is what I thought maybe he knows something we dont... :scared-eek:
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Re: other woods for aging....

Postby bluc » Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:41 am

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Re: other woods for aging....

Postby RC Al » Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:20 pm

The "salvaged, kiln roasted" bit has me wondering how much eucalyptus oil is left in the wood - most likely not enough to be poison us
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eucalyptu ... d_toxicity

Gimmickry? there are lots of things being tried and unless you study something over years its hard to say whats going to build up in your body from anything - what we make is poison - its just a matter of "acceptable toxicity" - intrestingly red gum Eucalyptus camaldulensis, isnt on the comercially used list for eucalypt oil extraction, that may be due to rarity though
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Re: other woods for aging....

Postby wynnum1 » Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:10 pm

If your going to use any wood make sure it does not have bark they make drugs from bark.
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Re: other woods for aging....

Postby bluc » Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:26 pm

I try to minimise my exposure to toxic stuff when making ethanol. Yes ethanol is a carcinegin but theres a billion other ones in day to day life also Eucyluptus oil on other hand will kill you pretty quick I think I will stick to oak. I posted it more as an observation of what craft distilleries will do to stand out and make a buck rather than something to try..I should have been more clear.. stay safe..
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Re: other woods for aging....

Postby RC Al » Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:47 pm

I would also doubt that the wine they are putting in it has anywhere near the "stripping" power of some 65% spirit

bluc wrote:I try to minimise my exposure to toxic stuff when making ethanol. Yes ethanol is a carcinegin but theres a billion other ones in day to day life also Eucyluptus oil on other hand will kill you pretty quick I think I will stick to oak. I posted it more as an observation of what craft distilleries will do to stand out and make a buck rather than something to try..I should have been more clear.. stay safe..

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Re: other woods for aging....

Postby bluc » Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:02 pm

:handgestures-thumbupleft: hence why we use ex wine barrels with success. Ex spirit barrels depending on previous use with less success..
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Re: other woods for aging....

Postby Redux » Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:04 pm

bluc wrote:Hows things redux :-B



cruising along bluc.... how bout you??

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Re: other woods for aging....

Postby bluc » Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:18 pm

Yea not bad cruising along good.to see ya still around :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: other woods for aging....

Postby Redux » Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:49 pm

bluc wrote:Yea not bad cruising along good.to see ya still around :handgestures-thumbupleft:



still around.... hehehehe i see what you did there!!

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Re: other woods for aging....

Postby scythe » Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:27 am

Red gum might be on the more ok side of things,
Not sure if this is a positive or a negative but Bundy sell a red gum filtered rum, apparently it's smoother than the standard yellow label stuff.
I'm not a Bundy drinker so it was still pretty rough to me, and I thought any smoothness would be from the decrease to 37%ABV.
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Re: other woods for aging....

Postby woodduck » Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:08 am

I would think the red gum filter would be red gum charcoal like JDs do with their maple?

I don't like the idea of any wood that hasn't been proven over a long period of time. So please don't risk your health for the small benefit of your whiskey tasting like a gum tree.
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Re: other woods for aging....

Postby Sam. » Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:54 am

bluc wrote:I try to minimise my exposure to toxic stuff when making ethanol. Yes ethanol is a carcinegin but theres a billion other ones in day to day life also Eucyluptus oil on other hand will kill you pretty quick I think I will stick to oak. I posted it more as an observation of what craft distilleries will do to stand out and make a buck rather than something to try..I should have been more clear.. stay safe..


I would also point out that with the boom of craft distilleries don’t think that they all know exactly what they are doing...
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Re: other woods for aging....

Postby wynnum1 » Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:24 am

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Re: other woods for aging....

Postby RC Al » Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:54 am

wynnum1 wrote:http://www.emline.info/barrels_for_destilati.html


Serbia eh? possibly the same applies to barrels?

Sam. wrote:I would also point out that with the boom of craft distilleries don’t think that they all know exactly what they are doing...
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Re: other woods for aging....

Postby TasSpirits » Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:02 pm

I have had an experiment going with Brigalow for the last 18 months, all my research has led me to believe that the wood itself is safe, the leaves and bark contain DMT. The wood itself is denser than Oak and is imparting a wonderful fruity aroma and flavour to the Rum its sitting in, its also giving it a lovely red hue. I have had a couple of small samples over the past 6 months, am probably going to find someone to test it for me once its 2 years old. :think: Hopefully it is safe. :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: other woods for aging....

Postby Redux » Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:13 pm

TasSpirits wrote:, the leaves and bark contain DMT. :


now i live in another country you announce this.... bastard. bastard!

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Re: other woods for aging....

Postby TasSpirits » Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:29 pm

Redux wrote:
TasSpirits wrote:, the leaves and bark contain DMT. :


now i live in another country you announce this.... bastard. bastard!

:music-deathmetal:


:teasing-neener:
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Re: other woods for aging....

Postby Redux » Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:41 pm

TasSpirits wrote:
Redux wrote:
TasSpirits wrote:, the leaves and bark contain DMT. :


now i live in another country you announce this.... bastard. bastard!

:music-deathmetal:


:teasing-neener:


Bastard!
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Re: other woods for aging....

Postby Sam. » Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:25 am

TasSpirits wrote:I have had an experiment going with Brigalow for the last 18 months, all my research has led me to believe that the wood itself is safe, the leaves and bark contain DMT. The wood itself is denser than Oak and is imparting a wonderful fruity aroma and flavour to the Rum its sitting in, its also giving it a lovely red hue. I have had a couple of small samples over the past 6 months, am probably going to find someone to test it for me once its 2 years old. :think: Hopefully it is safe. :handgestures-thumbupleft:


Could always send a sample for a lab test :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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