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splits smell like whiskey?

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  1. red450

    red450 Member

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    I picked up a truck load of seasoned wood today. When I started splitting some of the larger splits, I noticed some smell like whiskey. To be more exact, they smell
    like Jameson. What type of wood is it? I can get a pic if needed. Is it a type of Oak, like what they make the barrels out of?

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  2. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    oak has a strong smell and most whiskey's are aged in oak barrels
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    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    May not be well seasoned if it has a heavy odor.
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    xman23 Minister of Fire

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    Once I was given a tree bucked by a tree guy, It may have been swamp maple., but grew in swampy ground. The wood smelled bad.
    The oak I buck and split has no strong smell
  5. red450

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    It doesn't smell bad. :cheese: Smells like delicious Jameson!
  6. Hurricane

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    It's probably oak, but it only smells when wet ( green and unseasoned )
  7. red450

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    I was worried about that. :-S
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    Tony H New Member

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    What does it taste like ? Jameson is aged in used barrels that had some sort of wine in them first according to the factory tour. Some good stuff.
    Who said smelled like old swamp maple what the heck kind of swill would that be ?
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    well i have cut pin oak and red oak that both smelled like a whiskey scent. the pin oak especially. the two trees that smelled the strongest were both very wet inside. they had been dead for 4=5 years but laying on the ground and uncut. i would lean towards the red oak family. steve
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    This might be one of those signs that you should not ignore. :p
  11. Stephen in SoKY

    Stephen in SoKY Feeling the Heat

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    Actually, the oak doesn't smell like whiskey, whiskey smells like oak.
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