Bourbon Barrel Chunks

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    Anyone got any links or info where I can pick some up pls.
    The guy I got them from on eBay last time has vanished.
    Dont really want to use the BBQ chips, but real staves from a barrel but struggling to find any.
    Thx
     
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    MM normally sell them but told me they need to smash up some more barrells and was too cold to be done outside. I wish I was joking, might be worth mailing them to ask.
     
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    Too cold outside? Is that a elfnsafety concern..? I bet it was too hot last summer...snowflakes in the sunshine.
     
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    Mine arrived this morning. Need to pour another bottle of Jack Daniels over this lot before stacking them away.
     
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    Very tidy. I do like your two fermentation bins in the background..that Hoddy will be well jealous...I hope you used star-san on that barrow.
     
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    Using them to age in stout.
    Just soak them in either rum or bourbon for a week then add them to the fermentor
    The ones MM did sounded perfect as 1" chunks.
     
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    I suppose the chips would be fine I just know pretty much bob on how much chunks to use
     
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    Haven't they been soaked already? If you are going to soak in bourbon yourself, why not just buy plain oak chips?
     
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    I find the charring adds an extra complexity to the final stout
     

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