Wine soaked Oak slats.

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by forktender, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. forktender

    forktender Meat Mopper

    Living close to the Napa valley CA I just got a bunch of Oak staves/slats that hung in huge vat's of wine while aging.
    Both red and white wines, this should add a interesting flavor to my smoke.
    Has anyone tried this before ?
  2. hoser

    hoser Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Just tell us what time to be at your house....I'm anxious to try that [​IMG]
  3. treegje

    treegje Master of the Pit

    I've already smoked with them

    the scent that is released is suuuuper
    you'll enjoy it,am sure

    much smoke pleasure,do not forget the Q view [​IMG]
  4. forktender

    forktender Meat Mopper

    These just came out of the vats so I won't be able to use them right away.
    But if my test run works out, I have a friend in the wine industry .
    I could have a never ending supply of wine soaked Oak wood that I would be willing to offer up as trade for other woods.
    I will keep everyone posted for sure.
  5. waysideranch

    waysideranch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Please send a truck load over here, thanks.[​IMG]
  6. forktender

    forktender Meat Mopper

    I just picked up a truck load of the Oak staives / slats after seeing the stuff that was given to me the other day .This wood smells awesome.
    I had to ask for more.
    It only cost me 1 pint. of pesto & 1 pint. of Serrano pepper jelly and a promise of some smoked Salmon,next time I make it.
    I'll post a picture of the wood in the morning , it's about 36" x 1/4" x2 1/2"
    Heck a few more truck loads & I could hardwood the floors in my dinning room. LOL!!!
    He shoots and he scores.[​IMG]
  7. they are great ive used oak barrels that had rye in them nice taste
  8. forktender

    forktender Meat Mopper

    oh cool [​IMG]
    I might have to make some trades for different types of woods.
    either that or sell a few boxes outright. I will look into this a little more after I get it all stacked into the back yard.
  9. raceyb

    raceyb Smoking Fanatic

    Those are oak staves from wine aging and fermenting casks. You sir are a very lucky man!
  10. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Now that does sound really interesting for sure. And you say you can smoke with them too. Maybe we can work something out one day.
  11. forktender

    forktender Meat Mopper

    Here's a picture of the Oak wood Staves before I unpacked my truck.
    Damn this stuff smells awesome.
    Gonna smoke some stuffed pork chops Sunday , I'll let you know what I think about Oak wine staves then.

    I couldn't wait another day this stuff smelled so damn good I had to try it out. My wife had to work late shift tonight ,so I decided to thaw out a few pieces of chicken & a few Scalop's.
    Threw them in the smoker at 300* for 35 minutes. DAMN !!!!!!!!
    This meal was to die for ! Added rice and veggies and 2 to 9 good beer's and I was good to go!!!!!
    This wood smells SSSSSOOOOOOOO ....damn good when it smoking.
    I swear I'm in love with European wine soaked Oak staves for my flavor wood .Crap I didn't make enough tonight , this stuff was AWESOME !!!!! I will let you know how the pork chops turn out Sunday night. I'm going to glaze them in The Serrano pepper jelly recpt. that I got from GOT14U Damn all I want to do is eat today......LMFAO !!!!!!!

    Thanks for all of your input on this wood.......I will keep you posted on how this ends up working out.
    happy smoking.

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