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Old 08-24-2015, 03:41 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by fabrictodyefor View Post
I pulled my carrots from outside yesterday as it was to get down to 5 and I didn't want frozen am going to follow your recipe bein_bein. I was also planning on using the red oak.....and was wondering what "your toasting method" is! I have never used oak yet, but this seems like a good time to start!

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Somehow this one slipped through the address your question, I actually posted this on another (un-named) wine forum

I posed a question earlier on Red oak (here on that 'other' forum)to see if it was feasible to even try red oak. I got some dissenting opinions ,which is fine... and not at all uncommon......Well, since I had at least one favorable response I decided to go ahead an do an experiment with some red oak. I grabbed it out of the garbage (it was a new bag and the oak was the only thing in there, so there wasn't any contamination in that regard). I washed them in some sanitizer them rinsed them well. Then I did some research on toasting oak and found a this site that was pretty helpful.There was a nice little graph that showed toasting results

I tossed the wood right onto the rack in the oven and started out at about 320-325deg. I left them there for about 90min then turned it up to 375 for another 35min. Here's my result...the two diagonal sticks are a couple I kept out for before and after comparison...

I was really surprised how dark they got . Next step will be to try these in my carrot wine when it clears a little more.
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Old 08-25-2015, 07:54 AM   #32
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LOL, I did put the carrot wine on oak. It is ok, but I haven't made it again! But I haven't tried it for a while. Maybe it is time to break out another bottle! Thanks for the info on toasting your own oak. I may try that sometime. I've used oak since, but just bought from the wine supply store.

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Old 10-20-2015, 03:31 PM   #33
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I'm thinking that perhaps one should up the carrots to 5 or 6 lbs per gallon....coin them.....get out the boil kettle and boil in 6 1/2 gallons of water for an hour then drain into bucket....add 2 cans welches white.....1 lbs golden raisins a few bananas and sugar to 1.084......then adjust acid post ferment and see what happens!
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Old 02-15-2016, 10:13 AM   #34
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Terry Garey had a recipe for carrot wine. She mentioned that the flavor gets better with age

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