hist-brewing: Re: casks

John Purdy John_Purdy at Jabil.com
Mon Oct 25 08:11:54 PDT 1999

<< I always found it hard to believe the US whiskeymakers actually *char*
casks, but I  guess they do (ick).  >>
Yeah, they do.  Somewhere recently I saw a photo.  They had a blast burner
the size of a small jet engine blowing flames eight feet long through a
horizontally mounted cask.

I believe Jack Daniel's is still selling chipped-up old barrels as smoking
chips.  Many pieces have a charred side, if you'd care to look.


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