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Title: Porter burbon oaked and dryhop
Post by: VALKIRIA01 on June 16, 2015, 12:59:52 AM
Im thinking on dryhop my porter with 1 oz saaz and 1 oz bourbon for 5 days any thoughts?

By the way can i recycle my oak chips once im done ?
Title: Re: Porter burbon oaked and dryhop
Post by: morticaixavier on June 16, 2015, 01:14:45 AM
The oak might want to stay on there a bit longer but let taste be your guide. You should be able to recycle the oak although it will lose character quicker than a barrel because it's smaller
Title: Re: Porter burbon oaked and dryhop
Post by: VALKIRIA01 on June 16, 2015, 01:23:38 AM
Thanks, How bout the saaz? I used english yeast and fuggles, i dont want to over hop it, and saaz tnds to lose its aroma fast
Title: Re: Porter burbon oaked and dryhop
Post by: morticaixavier on June 16, 2015, 11:59:52 AM
I've not dryhopped with saaz before so I can't speak to that. Worst case scenerio is it's a bit muddled. if it works in your taste imagination than go for it.
Title: Re: Porter burbon oaked and dryhop
Post by: reverseapachemaster on June 16, 2015, 04:14:14 PM
I'm not sure what you're going for with the saaz but when I think of dry hopping a porter saaz isn't where I would go.
Title: Re: Porter burbon oaked and dryhop
Post by: brewinhard on June 16, 2015, 05:15:43 PM
I'm not sure what you're going for with the saaz but when I think of dry hopping a porter saaz isn't where I would go.

+1.  Saaz provides a very noble type hop aroma (floral, spicy) that does not come across as overly assertive in lower quantities (at least IME).  I doubt you will really get much in the way of noticeable hop aroma from 1 0z of saaz in a dark porter. 
Title: Re: Porter burbon oaked and dryhop
Post by: VALKIRIA01 on June 16, 2015, 10:06:49 PM
And how about 1oz fuggles?
Title: Re: Porter burbon oaked and dryhop
Post by: HoosierBrew on June 16, 2015, 10:21:50 PM
Sounds more fitting for a porter.
Title: Re: Porter burbon oaked and dryhop
Post by: 1vertical on June 17, 2015, 01:01:22 PM
I just made Denny's BVIP and put about 2/3 cup of bourbon into 5 gallons of porter.  The bourbon
was kept in a vacuum bag with an 8" Oak med toast spiral for prolly 6-8 months.  The beer is
very good.  One oz of bourbon is not a lot in 5 gallons of beer. Add one ounce at a time and taste
until you get your desired result.