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Old 02-12-2013, 02:31 AM   #1
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Default Scrub oak for flavoring?

Today, I found some nice gambel oak / scrub oak logs in my chord of firewood and couldn't resist the possibility of using it for oaking wine/beer/liquor. Does anyone know if scrub oak specifically is inferior for this application? I cannot find anything online about it. My only guess is that its relatively small size makes it commercially impractical compared to popular distillery oaks. I know I can just experiment and find out, but it would be nice to get some established information before potentially wasting my time.


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Old 02-12-2013, 04:39 AM   #2
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White oak is the preferred variety for beverage aging use due to its good flavor and low resin character. I don't think you will find much info on using scrub oak. Try some on a small sample before you commit to a large batch.

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