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10-17-2012, 06:20 PM
Friend of mine gave me two red wine barrels. Anyone out there have an idea on how to chip(like in the bags) the staves? Thanks.....Bill

10-17-2012, 06:49 PM
Wood chipper.

10-17-2012, 07:01 PM
Wood chipper.

Best advice. Unless you want to be like my old man, whip out the butcher knife and chop away!!!

10-18-2012, 08:17 AM
funny you mention butcher knife cause i am a retired butcher. Wood chipper idea. I thought of that first, but was told the small household chippers prolly wouldn't be powerful enough. This wood is pretty darn hard. Just might borrow a friends chipper and give it a go . Hope I don't bust the blade. I'll post results. Thanks.

10-18-2012, 08:06 PM
Have you used that barrel wood for smoking before? My brother in law gave me some a few years back, and I didn't care for it, but, taste is subjective.

10-19-2012, 03:23 AM
Steve, I have and to me it tasted good...but then again, I drink my wine out out of a brown paper bag http://www.ifish.net/board/images/smilies/doh.gif

10-19-2012, 10:05 AM
Tried it once on beef. Kindaliked the flavor....Bill

10-24-2012, 08:38 PM
If you live near Turlock I saw wine barrel chips for $2.99 at Pops Bargain Outlet a couple days ago. The bags were fairly large....about 3lbs or larger. Sure would be easier then chippin what ya got.