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loveofrose
10-11-2015, 04:43 PM
I've been reading wonderful things about acacia wood barrels in aging white wines. Supposedly, acacia wood provides structure and floral characteristics to white wine. I would like to try it in mead, but acacia barrels are impossible to find in the states.

Does anyone know of a source for cured acacia wood I can toast myself?


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Squatchy
10-11-2015, 07:46 PM
I'm pretty sure I have some Bray. I have tons of exotic wood. So much so I'm not even sure what I do have. Let me check in the next couple of days and when I look I will pm you :)

loveofrose
10-11-2015, 09:28 PM
Excellent! Thanks! You


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kudapucat
10-12-2015, 07:00 AM
What kind of acacia... Dare I ask?
There are a GREAT many.
Half of which grow in my state. 2 are considered weeds, and grow everywhere. We chop them out all the time, when the grub doesn't kill them... Much like that blasted manuka that the hipsters love for its medicinal honey, except nothing kills that.

loveofrose
10-12-2015, 01:07 PM
According to the French website, it is Robinia pseudoacacia. A quick google search shows this is actually called Black Locust here in the states.

As a result of your question, I am amending my request. Where do you find cured Black locust?


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kudapucat
10-12-2015, 03:07 PM
Oh. It's not an acacia! It's a robinia!
We don't have them.
We do have these. Cured and all.
I even have to turned items I made. Mostly pens and the like.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_wattle

Clwurster
10-12-2015, 07:51 PM
Can't help you on your quest for the cured wood. I've got giant black locust trees around us (50-60 footers). In the spring,they are one of the first to flower & as you know very coveted for honey. I cheat & clip buckets of the flowers & toss em in the must