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Title: Oak Cubes - Lonnnnnng soak in Port
Post by: kylekohlmorgen on August 25, 2010, 12:51:48 pm
I filled a small tupperware dish full of oak cubes soaked in port about 2 years ago... can I still use them?
Title: Re: Oak Cubes - Lonnnnnng soak in Port
Post by: tschmidlin on August 25, 2010, 01:46:01 pm
How does the port taste?  They are still in the port or just recently removed, right?

I don't see why you can't use them, port often sits in barrels for a lot longer than 2 years.  Granted there isn't such a high surface/volume ratio, but that will more affect the flavor of the port than the flavor imparted from putting the cubes in something else.  If you're really worried do a small test on a gallon of something, but I don't think it will be a problem.
Title: Re: Oak Cubes - Lonnnnnng soak in Port
Post by: 1vertical on August 25, 2010, 11:41:11 pm
any visible contamination??
Smell rotten?
taste funny?
answer these and you will have an idea....
Title: Re: Oak Cubes - Lonnnnnng soak in Port
Post by: kylekohlmorgen on September 15, 2010, 11:18:48 am
Port smells AWESOME... I'm thinking about using it in a RIS or BDS