Wine soaked oak chips?

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I have a few handfuls of oak chips saved from a batch of merlot I just racked off. They will be dried in a very low oven.

Presume some have done this before. Anyone here used them for smoking meat (or cheese, maybe), and your result?
 
I have a few handfuls of oak chips saved from a batch of merlot I just racked off. They will be dried in a very low oven.

Presume some have done this before. Anyone here used them for smoking meat (or cheese, maybe), and your result?

Hmmm, I've smoked cheese and I've made lots of wine with oak chips. I feel like I have missed an opportunity here! Next time I'm re-using those chips. Thanks.
 
I use Irish whiskey-soaked Applewood chips for smoking grain when I do a smoked beer. I don't normally soak my wood chips in anything other than water for bbq, but now I am intrigued.
 
@whoaru99 Did you end up smoking anything with the wine soaked chips? I am curing some pork belly to smoke later next week to make some bacon. I'm curious if soaking the chips in some beer or liquor might be a nice twist. Heck I might even try a splash of real maple syrup with the chips too... hmm 🤔
 
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