Oak lid glass jars

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Oak lid glass jars

Postby db1979 » Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:18 pm

Just saw these in wheel and barrel store, glass jar with oak lid and a silicon seal. I asked but they don't know if it's American, French or even if it's genuine oak (tassie oak). Doesn't look like tassie oak though. Recon they could be used for aging if you lay them on their side. Not sure about charring and or toasting with the silicon there, maybe protecting the silicon with alfoil first might help. Sizes from 400 mL ($17.95) up to 1.70 L ($24.95). And no end grain exposed. Apparently made in China.
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Re: Oak lid glass jars

Postby The Stig » Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:24 pm

Chinese oak ??? :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling:
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Re: Oak lid glass jars

Postby RC Al » Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:37 pm

If they were 1/4 the price maybe.....
For oven/char duties, you would have to remove the silicon and then make sure there was no lacquer
I would be very surprised if the were made from seasoned wood, so there would be a ton of tannins in them and thereby requiring a long stint out in the elements - variety of the wood is still an concern although it certinally dose look like oak

Have a look at the badmo barrels on HD
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Re: Oak lid glass jars

Postby db1979 » Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:51 pm

RC Al wrote:Have a look at the badmo barrels on HD

Yeah I've seen those, that's what I thought of when I saw these.
Agree, cheaper price would be nicer. And you make a good point about the age of the wood, but I don't think it is unseasoned wood, the screw thread of the lid is cut into the wood. If it wasn't seasoned over time the size and shape of the lid would change and become useless.

As for lacquer... :think:
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Re: Oak lid glass jars

Postby gap » Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:11 am

Australian "Tassie Oak" is not oak it is an eucalypt , no good for aging spirits.
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Re: Oak lid glass jars

Postby db1979 » Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:22 am

gap wrote:Australian "Tassie Oak" is not oak it is an eucalypt , no good for aging spirits.

That's exactly why I raised it as an issue. When I referred to it being genuine oak, I was alluding to it potentially not being genuine oak, that is, tassie oak.
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