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[[file:charring_barrels.jpg|thumb|250px|right|Charring Barrels]]
 
[[file:charring_barrels.jpg|thumb|250px|right|Charring Barrels]]
Charring is the heating of wood with a flame until the wood becomes black. Charring forms new chemicals in the wood while destroying others. Charring also increases the surface area of the wood so that the [[maturation]] process occurs more rapidly. Many [[Whisky|whiskies]] are aged in charred [[Oak_barrel|oak barrels]].
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[[File:CHAR_LEVELS.jpg|thumb|250px|right|Char Level Chart]]
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[[File:Cask_Flavor_Chart.jpg|thumb|250px|right|Char/Oak Level flavor chart]]
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Charring is the heating of wood with a flame until the wood becomes black. Charring forms new chemicals in the wood while destroying others. Charring also increases the surface area of the wood so that the [[maturation]] process occurs more rapidly. Many [[Whisky|whiskies]] are aged in charred [[oak barrel]]s.
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==HD Posts==
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*[https://homedistiller.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=67386 Char Check]
  
 
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Latest revision as of 04:46, 26 November 2019

Charring Barrels
Char Level Chart
Char/Oak Level flavor chart

Charring is the heating of wood with a flame until the wood becomes black. Charring forms new chemicals in the wood while destroying others. Charring also increases the surface area of the wood so that the maturation process occurs more rapidly. Many whiskies are aged in charred oak barrels.


HD Posts