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Re: Oaking - Chips, Cubes, Spirals, Sticks or?
« Reply #15 on: July 18, 2014, 03:08:05 PM »
The Jack chips are reasonably priced at $7 at Bass Pro. The bag looks to be 2-3 pounds.

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Re: Oaking - Chips, Cubes, Spirals, Sticks or?
« Reply #16 on: July 20, 2014, 07:13:21 AM »
I found the J.D. chips @ Walmart for $5. You can smell the bourbon through the bag. I bought some Makers Mark to bourbon it up.

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Re: Oaking - Chips, Cubes, Spirals, Sticks or?
« Reply #17 on: July 21, 2014, 08:27:41 AM »
I've had interesting experiences buying chunk smoking wood and converting them into barrel substitute products. The woods are all aged and dried, like barrel wood, and they are untreated so risk of preservatives leaching into the beer. I have cut blocks from the chunks and charred them in the oven. It's a heck of a lot cheaper than the $15/lb oak cubes at the LHBS.
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Re: Oaking - Chips, Cubes, Spirals, Sticks or?
« Reply #18 on: July 21, 2014, 09:09:42 AM »
I've had interesting experiences buying chunk smoking wood and converting them into barrel substitute products. The woods are all aged and dried, like barrel wood, and they are untreated so risk of preservatives leaching into the beer. I have cut blocks from the chunks and charred them in the oven. It's a heck of a lot cheaper than the $15/lb oak cubes at the LHBS.

Got a source and procedure? id like to check out other types of wood outside the oak family.
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