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wine barrels...

Nu-GuyNu-Guy Posts: 136
edited 10:04AM in EggHead Forum
Wondered if anyone has tried the wood chips/chunks that comes from old wine barrels? [p]Nu-Guy

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  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,457
    Nu-Guy,
    I haven't, but Tim just gave me some chips made from JD whiskey barrels. When you put your nose in the bag, the smell of whiskey is prevelant. I expect the wine barrels would be great. Are they oak?? Try them out and let us know!
    NB

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  • Nu-Guy,[p]I can't speak for the wine barrel chips, but I have used the tabasco chips and they impart a nice flavor. I've also found that they also help to give the fire a small kick in the arse when you need to boost the temp a bit![p]Try the Tabasco chips with some chicken wings, you'll like it.[p]
    TT[p]89 and a wake up!

  • Nu-GuyNu-Guy Posts: 136
    Nature Boy,
    I haven't ordered them, but they did sound interesting. I let you know when I do. That hen we spoke about earlier is finished. I'm just waiting for the Mrs. to get home. I did insert the probe like you said and seemed to get a more accurate reading. Oh, the wife just drove in.....time for the bird to leave its egg :) Let you know how it taste.[p]NG

  • Nu-Guy,
    They work well. I have used chips from old wine barrels and I liked it lightly with chicken, and more heavily with beef. If barrels are oak I'd expect it to be a little harsh with fish. Grapevines also work well for light smoking, but when you put them on they tenatively increase the heat. Have fun try anything thats how ya learn.[p]Try It It Might Work

  • Nu-GuyNu-Guy Posts: 136
    Thanks Tim, I have to give that a try.[p]NG
  • Nu-GuyNu-Guy Posts: 136
    Grillin Bill,
    Sounds good to me. I wonder how those LiLac bushes might smoke :)[p]NG

  • Elder WardElder Ward Posts: 330
    Nu-Guy,[p]I would advise agaisnt it. No amount a merinade will soften them up and it is hard to chew without getting splinters in your gums. [p]Say what,[p]Elder Ward

  • Nu-GuyNu-Guy Posts: 136
    Elder Ward,
    I thought maybe if I soaked them in mineral spirits it might take some of the toughness out.[p]

  • sprintersprinter Posts: 1,188
    Nu-Guy,[p]I don't want to be aroundwhen those chips get thrown on the fire. And I would seriously recommend THROWING them on, say from about 15 feet away.[p]Troy
  • djm5x9djm5x9 Posts: 1,342
    Nature Boy:[p]Jack Daniels chips are the best. Butt or ribs smoked with these chips just can not be beat. The last time I was at BGE I bought a case of them. You are going to enjoy them.

  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,457
    djm5x9,
    Cool! Gotta have Tim come visit more often. The bearer of fine gifts. I look forward to trying them out. Might have to pull that butt out of the freezer soon.[p]Thanks
    NB

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  • MaryMary Posts: 190
    Elder Ward,
    LOL!!! Welcome back.[p]Mary

  • Nu-GuyNu-Guy Posts: 136
    sprinter,
    Ya, but think of the unique flavor!

  • Elder WardElder Ward Posts: 330
    Mary,[p]My pleasure, not sure which Mary this is but OK. %^)[p]Elder Ward

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