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0patience0patience Posts: 10,665 ✭✭✭✭✭
Since the subject of aging whiskey came up, I was talking to a buddy about it.
He told me he's been using whiskey barrel wood for smoking salmon.
So he gave me some smoked salmon the other day. Holy cow, what a difference.
He said he tried some wine barrel wood and it was good, but he likes the whiskey barrel wood better.
If you ever get a chance to get some whiskey barrel wood for smoking meat, give it a try.
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    MorganGeoMorganGeo Posts: 2,228 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I'm not a big whiskey drinker but I bet that flavor is great in the meat.
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    FireRobFireRob Posts: 1,890 ✭✭✭
    I'd bet it would be good! Whiskey and wine barrels are hard to come by around me. I do a lot of wood working and looked into getting some without any luck and the ones I could find they wanted a small fortune for them.
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    perkinkeperkinke Posts: 1,572 ✭✭✭
    That does sound awesome, I wonder if it would have a similar effect bbq'ing it like I've done on cedar planks.
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    Thanatos0320Thanatos0320 Posts: 577 ✭✭✭
    MMM ribs with some whiskey barre wood sounds good. Thanks for the idea

    edit:If someone can't find the barrels you might want to try pouring a little whiskey, or wine in a tin pan and set it on the grill and let it evaporate while the food is cooking.
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    0patience0patience Posts: 10,665 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Thanatos0320:
    If someone can't find the barrels you might want to try pouring a little whiskey, or wine in a tin pan and set it on the grill and let it evaporate while the food is cooking.
    That does sound interesting.

    Jack Daniels and Jim Beam sell packages of whiskey barrel chunks for smoking.
    Or you can buy staves and chop them up.
    From what I understand, oak is really good for smoking and with whiskey barrels being oak, adds that much more flavor.
    I usually use apple, cherry or maple for smoking. But seriously considering the next batch of sturgeon or salmon, using some Jim Beam barrel chunks.
    In Fumo Pax
    Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy cigars and that's close enough.

    Wylaff said:
    Atmospheric pressure and crap.
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    jgibvjgibv Posts: 9,244 ✭✭✭✭✭
    0patience:
    Thanatos0320:
    If someone can't find the barrels you might want to try pouring a little whiskey, or wine in a tin pan and set it on the grill and let it evaporate while the food is cooking.
    That does sound interesting.

    Jack Daniels and Jim Beam sell packages of whiskey barrel chunks for smoking.
    Or you can buy staves and chop them up.
    From what I understand, oak is really good for smoking and with whiskey barrels being oak, adds that much more flavor.
    I usually use apple, cherry or maple for smoking. But seriously considering the next batch of sturgeon or salmon, using some Jim Beam barrel chunks.
    I've received bags of the Jack Daniels chips/chunks as Christmas gifts before. I've used them for smoking pork, beef, and chicken and the meat always turns out well.
    I can't say I noticed a distinct whiskey flavor when then meat was done but I always put some type of rub/seasoning on the meat.

    Not sure how much the bags go for, but the ones I had all looked like this:
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    rsherman24rsherman24 Posts: 6,947 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I think I tried either the Jim Beam or Jack wood. Really liked it. I don't use oak that often, but may have to try it again. Bradley had Crown Royal pucks available once. Never got to try those though
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    Gray4linesGray4lines Posts: 4,691 ✭✭✭✭✭
    jgibv:
    0patience:
    Thanatos0320:
    If someone can't find the barrels you might want to try pouring a little whiskey, or wine in a tin pan and set it on the grill and let it evaporate while the food is cooking.
    That does sound interesting.

    Jack Daniels and Jim Beam sell packages of whiskey barrel chunks for smoking.
    Or you can buy staves and chop them up.
    From what I understand, oak is really good for smoking and with whiskey barrels being oak, adds that much more flavor.
    I usually use apple, cherry or maple for smoking. But seriously considering the next batch of sturgeon or salmon, using some Jim Beam barrel chunks.
    I've received bags of the Jack Daniels chips/chunks as Christmas gifts before. I've used them for smoking pork, beef, and chicken and the meat always turns out well.
    I can't say I noticed a distinct whiskey flavor when then meat was done but I always put some type of rub/seasoning on the meat.

    Not sure how much the bags go for, but the ones I had all looked like this:
    image
    That is cool!! Im totally looking for these
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    ddubridgeddubridge Posts: 3,978 ✭✭✭
    Dont notice the taste from the chips alone (only used the Daniels chips) but I would imagine fish takes on a little more flavor then other meats. I prefer the add a little wiskey/burbon to the soaking fluid or brine. You really can taste it then. The chickens I just smoked ( see lets talk BBQ ) were Bourbon Brined. You can tastte the bourbon in the brine more then out of the smoke chips.
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