- Jan 3, 2018
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What is the shelf life of oak (powder, shavings, chips, cubes, spheres, squares, sticks, spirals, staves)? Assuming it has been stored clean and dry.
Sounds like a fun experiment. I wonder if anyone here has started with selecting a tree, then harvesting, cutting, seasoning and toasting. Or simply used an oven to increase the toast level of existing oak products, or perhaps in an attempt to refresh old oak. Any barrel makers here? For now, I think I'll stick with buying known good products, and leave the cooperage to the professionals. Although some might say the same about making wine. ;-)Has anyone here ever taken their oak cubes/staves/whatever and actually toasted them themselves before using?
Nice. I couldn't remember who it was. You'd think with the GPS thing, I'd have a better fix on you!Sour grapes,
That was me. I used the dead Ash to build with. BUT, I have been toasting my own oak for a couple of seasons now. Fresh oak truly makes a difference. I liken it to coffee roasting, old beans have lost a lot of flavor. I have started to prep for a small business selling oak. I will reach out for the proper way to advertise here when I have all the equipment in place.
My concept is to roast on demand to order specs so it is fresh when you receive the oak.