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International Academy of Wood Science 2018 Annual Meeting

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Study of the potential of three species of Mexican oak for the manufacture of barrels

In this work five oak species (Quercus) were compared, two traditionally used for the manufacture of barrels for the aging of alcoholic beverages (Q. alba, Q. Petraea) and three Mexican species of the state of Jalisco (Q. magoliifolia, Q laetea, Q. resinous). The study included the basic chemical analysis, the anatomy of the wood and the 1: 1 ethanol-water extraction. The results obtained showed that the Mexican species have the potential for the manufacture of barrels, since from the anatomical point of view they present tyloses that cause the liquids not to evaporate, in addition to the extractable compounds are similar to those of the traditional woods.

José Anzaldo Hernández
Universidad de Guadalajara
Mexico

Arturo Pedraza Ramírez
Universidad de Guadalajara
Mexico

Jesús Angel Andrade Ortega
Universidad de Guadalajara
Mexico

Alma Rosa Saucedo Corona
Universidad de Guadalajara
Mexico

 


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