White Oak

Disapproving of black, tho' next in order to white oak staves for all

the vessels about the distillery ... as being the most durable of close

texture, easily sweetened ... and hard to be penetrated by acids of any

kind, tho' sometimes the best white oak hogsheads may sour, but two or

three scaldings will render them perfectly sweet ... if white oak cannot

be had, black oak being of the next best in quality may be used ... and

again I enter my protest against pine, chesnut, poplar, and every kind

of soft porus wood.

If possible, or if at all convenient, have the vessels iron bound and

painted, to prevent worms and the weather from injuring them, using one

good wood hoop on the bottom to save the chine.

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