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john_aero 04-04-2014 07:21 AM

Whiskey Barrels Chopped for Wood Lump

So local garden supplier has oak whiskey barrels for sale.

Bushmills (localy irish) and Jack Daniels

I am tempted pick 1 up and chop it up into lumps for smoking

Anyone do this and do they work well.

I think would be nice but oak could be very strong

Also these are lovely barrel, be tempted get 2, chop one for lump and use other as a hot smoker

jestridge 04-04-2014 07:25 AM

be $$$$$ wood

CharredApron 04-04-2014 07:26 AM

Did that a couple of weeks ago, it was great.

Ribs were great!

AlwaysSmokey 04-04-2014 07:27 AM

Fark Yeah!!!! DO IT !!!!! :thumb:

ButtBurner 04-04-2014 07:30 AM


what smoker are you going to use this in?

its not going to burn like lump, its still wood.

john_aero 04-04-2014 07:31 AM

be used in UDS i am hoping built this weekend

but also used in a kettle bbq when only cooking for 2 of us

john_aero 04-04-2014 07:33 AM

at moment i have wood chips (burn off very fast) and flavoured wood pellets but again all only meant for short smoking persiods of 30mins or so.

smokainmuskoka 04-04-2014 07:36 AM

Absolutely! I envy you.

ButtBurner 04-04-2014 07:40 AM


Originally Posted by john_aero (Post 2870436)
be used in UDS i am hoping built this weekend

but also used in a kettle bbq when only cooking for 2 of us

ok for flavoring wood it would be fine

but dont think if it as a substitute for your heating fuel unless you are using a stickburner etc

john_aero 04-04-2014 07:59 AM

no sorry meant for smoke and flavour

just 6-10 chunks in with a basket of charcoal

if people want and i do buy one ill send some over

not sure if JD left may just be bushmills

KnucklHed BBQ 04-04-2014 08:15 AM

You mean something like this? Hands down my favorite wood for shorter smokes, wonderful flavor and smell! I would jump on that barrel immediately!

Oldhoss 04-04-2014 09:04 AM

Using bourbon oak chunks today on jerk chicken. Bet I paid way more for a small bag than you would get it for buying the whole barrel. So far I have used it for ribs, burgers and pork souvlaki and all tasted a little like bourbon. If it were me I'd buy as much as I could afford and store.

drumdawg67 04-04-2014 10:46 AM

Heck yeah. Have been wanting to try that myself. I say jump on it.

john_aero 04-04-2014 11:40 AM

Worst case ill be getting an irish bushmills

It 60e ot 80 dollar so still cheaper dan buyin in shop

Goin pick up monday

Goin start my barrel burn out

john_aero 04-09-2014 08:39 AM

got barrel today

the jack D barrels were not there, well seeing as not brewed here no surprise

so i got a genuine Bushmills irish whiskey barrel

its tight drum, but out in weather long time and base is mouldy

hope it still performs ok and not too dried out

hope remove bands in morning

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