I was asked about barrel staves from a local winery the other day.
The person making the request said something about using the oak staves from red wine barrels for smoking meat.
I never heard of anyone doing that but it kind of made sense.
I would LOVE to try that! Of course, bourbon barrels would work too!
"The Buddha resides as comfortably in the circuits of a digital computer or the gears of a cycle transmission as he does at the top of a mountain."
I have used chips and charcoal made from whiskey and bourbon barrels for years, along with pecan and cherrywood. Can't say I've heard wine barrels discussed, but I am sure someone uses them. This will probably freak some of you out, but the first time I heard of Hawaiian Koa wood a professional team was using it to smoke pork butts. Expensive stuff.
Hax the Cook CLEAVERS RULE!!!
A barbeque believer will not profane pork by boiling, liquid-smoking, submeging in sous-vide, or affirm with those who do.
Typed in google Leftover Tabasco barrels and saw prepackaged bags of chips from Jack Daniels barrels and Tabasco barrels.
May have to try some. I know other woods are more popular, but my Brinkmann Smoke King Deluxe has only seen mesquite.
The Koa comment ouch!
I do know that Jack Danial's sells barrel wood on their website, well the used to anyway.