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    Default **Oak Wine Barrels**

    Not a lot of Oak here in the Pacific Northwest, but we have a lot of Wineries, and I keep my eyes open for them and chunk them up.





    This load I got two Missouri White Oak and one French Oak barrels that stored Cabernet Sauvignon.





    I'm told these cost around $600 new and they are only used a couple times then decommisioned.



    The guy I got these from almost cried when I told him what I was going to do with them!
    Great smoke for Poultry, Beef and Pork!

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    They say that wine barrels are pretty good for smoking.

    I havn't ever tried it though.

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    I've used some of Brian's Oak chunks, fabulous flavor!
    Especially the one's soaked in Cabernet !!
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    I don't know what the actual temp is, but it cooks the way I want it to, so I don't guess it really matters.

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    I bought some Jack Daniels chunk the other day on a whim and the bag claims that they are the actual barrels that the Jack was aged in.....smelled like it anyway.
    Looks like you got a good thing going there.
    How much did you give for them....If you don't mind my asking? There are a ton of Michigan Winerys in the area and I'd like to check them out if the price is right....
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    What a great find! Enjoy the smoke
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joneser View Post
    I bought some Jack Daniels chunk the other day on a whim and the bag claims that they are the actual barrels that the Jack was aged in.....smelled like it anyway.
    Looks like you got a good thing going there.
    How much did you give for them....If you don't mind my asking? There are a ton of Michigan Winerys in the area and I'd like to check them out if the price is right....
    I'll be at Jack Daniels this weekend helping Smokin' Ty's BBQ the Washington State entry. I heard they sell some of the whiskey barrels, if they are reasonable I may pick one up!

    The price fluctuates anywhere from $30 to $100 in my area. If you do locate any try to find ones that haven't been rinsed out or filled with water.

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    Why not build one of those into a wooden ECB type smoker? I saw plans a long time ago in Popular Mechanics or some such magazine. The charcoal and water pans were suspended by short lengths of small chain and hooks screwed into the barrel staves, I think it used small stainless dish pans. The barrel was supposed to add flavor.
    Or go with the current drum design. That would be really neat also.
    All I've seen around here are too high priced for me. Back in the 70's those barrels were selling for $10, half barrels for $5. You could get them at lumber yards. Cut them in half and make flower planters or what ever.
    Anyhow that's just some thoughts.
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    I guess I can't think of a better use for them, but it just breaks my heart to seem them broken down like that.

    Reminds me of the last time I was at my folks house. Dad had a load and a half of hickory in the back of his pickup. It's for his fireplace.....I threw up a little in my mouth.
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    Good idea on the barrels .Thinks i will talk to my buddy at the winery we have here and c if i can get a couple .
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