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Offline erikn68

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Toasting an oak dowel for flanders red
« on: March 28, 2011, 02:54:40 PM »
I got some white oak dowels for a flanders red, but I can't seem to find out how to get a medium toast on my white oak.  I know I should put it in the oven for a certain amount of time at a certain temp, but I googled and can't find it.  Has anyone done this and how to toast it, it would be appreciated.

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Erik
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Re: Toasting an oak dowel for flanders red
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2011, 03:53:17 PM »
Kiln dried wood can have chemicals on it (not just treated wood), I'd personally buy some wood products designed for wine/beer use.  Or get a piece from the woods and air dry it.  If you are dead set though, I'd use a propane torch and brown the outside of the wood to a medium brown.
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