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Wood/Casks / Re: Yeast covered Cubes?
« on: June 10, 2011, 04:05:18 AM »
Yep, I built all three up together in the same starter.

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Wood/Casks / Re: Yeast covered Cubes?
« on: June 09, 2011, 03:01:13 PM »
So I had to try it after I posted ;D  Wow....I made a huge beer.  I wanted big but yikes.  I started at 1.122 using three different yeasts.  I used WL001-California, WL099-super high gravity and WLP028-Edinburgh.  I brewed on 04-16 and racked to secondary on 5/14.  Gravity today in 1.010!  ABV 14.77%.  The nose is perfect....toasted wood with slight burbon and vanilla and alcohol.  The alcohol is pretty heavy on the taste....the oak is getting there but not quite enough...there is a fruity taste I can't really verbalize...finish is nice and dry.  I guess I will check it 2-3 week to see if the oak flaver picks up.  God bless the beer gods....I love brewing.  I made a very complicated and expesvive Rochefort 10 Partial Mash in February....I and sampling now and it is great!!!  What a hobby.

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Wood/Casks / Re: Yeast covered Cubes?
« on: June 09, 2011, 02:19:21 PM »
I realy appreciate you following up.  I honestly have not tried it, I never even checked the gravity when I transfered.  The pack of cubes said 8 weeks in the seondary. I will pull a sample tonight or tomorrow and give you an update. 

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Wood/Casks / Re: Yeast covered Cubes?
« on: May 16, 2011, 08:11:59 AM »
Will do.  I don't really have a choice now.  I will rouse 'em up once a week for the eight weeks.  Is typical form to have them suspended in a hop bag?

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Wood/Casks / Re: Yeast covered Cubes?
« on: May 16, 2011, 06:50:26 AM »
It is all "In there" together and IMO, you will prolly be ok, you can always swirl
the Keg and move the liquid around a bit...then let it re-settle....what a pain eh?
Aren't the cubes floating?

Nope....the cubes have been soaking in whiskey for about 3 months...they sank like stones. 

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Wood/Casks / Yeast covered Cubes?
« on: May 15, 2011, 10:32:59 AM »
I made a strong brown ale and I racked to secondary over 3ozs of Jack Daniels soaked american medium toast cubes.  After two hours the yeast I racked over has covered the cubes.  Will this affect the oak flavor transfer....will I get get good oak flavor in 8 weeks??  Should I have suspended the cubes in a hop bag?

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