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April 12, 2021

Tabasco Wood Chips

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From the website:

For over 150 years, Tabasco sauce has been made the same way as it was when it was created by Edmund McIlhenny in 1868.

The ripe red peppers are picked by hand, mashed with a small amount of Avery Island salt, and aged for up to three years in white oak barrels, much like fine wine.

After the mash is strained and bottled into Tabasco sauce, the empty white oak barrels are cleaned out and — unlike whiskey barrels — put back into the system for reuse.

Some of these wooden barrels may go through up to 10 to 15 aging cycles in their lifetime.

Tabasco wood chips are made with the wooden staves of these used aging barrels.

Use them when you grill or smoke your favorite meats or seafood.

Two pound bag: $6.89.

April 12, 2021 at 08:01 AM | Permalink


Good idea.

Another would be to use the barrels for tequila. I'd definitely buy a bottle of that.

Sherry barrels are re-purposed for whiskey.

Posted by: nonom | Apr 12, 2021 5:40:19 PM

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