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Wood ID Help
« on: March 01, 2019, 11:55:47 PM »
The owner is lost on it & so am I!
Heavy as concrete this log was!
Any thoughts?

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Re: Wood ID Help
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2019, 02:29:18 AM »
Here is an end grain pic:


 

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Re: Wood ID Help
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2019, 07:16:14 AM »
It is a red oak.  Most likely southern red oak, Quercus falcata.
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Re: Wood ID Help
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2019, 06:07:20 PM »
It is a red oak.  Most likely southern red oak, Quercus falcata.
Sir, I do concur!
Just sawed it in half, split one half into about 9 pieces and it smelled extremely loud,ripe, and sour :-X smiley_airfreshener (like classic red oak).
Split fairly easy...here are ze pics! 


 

 

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Re: Wood ID Help
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2019, 08:50:18 PM »
That smell is distinctive.
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Re: Wood ID Help
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2019, 09:34:12 PM »
The aroma is what moonshine is transformed into whiskey.
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Re: Wood ID Help
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2019, 07:40:21 AM »
Whiskey and wine kegs, tight or wet cooperage, is done in white oak.
Slack or dry, nail kegs, is red.

If you split out a small "straw" of red oak and blow on one end with the other stuck in a glas of water, you can blow bubbles with it, your moonshine would quickly drain away. Do the same with a straw of white oak and it'll just puff your cheeks up. The cells are blocked in a white oak. If you turn up your scanner on high resolution and scan the end grain of both you can see those tyloses in the white.

As much as anything it is the charcoal filtering out the harsh oils and flavors, or so I've heard.
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Re: Wood ID Help
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2019, 12:59:19 PM »
Red oak white oak still has that wiskey smell when its sawing.
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