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Old 09-17-2015, 11:36 PM   #1
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Do I need to boil wood?

I have a piece of manzanita wood, but I WANT tannins in the water.
Is it ok if I don't boil, or boil for a shorter time period?


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You don't need to boil it, but a short soak in boiling water will help to get it to start soaking up water.

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You don't need to boil it, but a short soak in boiling water will help to get it to start soaking up water.

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thanks for the response, that's exactly what I was doing 😂😂.
Yea so I've got 1 hour left of boiling, but do I have to peel off the bark or no?


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You don't have to, but it will fall off in the tank eventually

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I'd just give it a quick rinse for any dust and loose debris. Boiling will encourage it to leach the tannins you want in the tank.


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I'd just give it a quick rinse for any dust and loose debris. Boiling will encourage it to leach the tannins you want in the tank.


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