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Offline jbar

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Bourbon added to secondary
« on: February 11, 2010, 12:45:55 AM »
So i am making a bourbon barrel porter, aged with oak cubes and straight bourbon (2oz cubes and 14 oz makers mark). My question is, will the addition of the bourbon kill off/weaken the yeast enough to be concerned with bottle conditioning? I saved the yeast cake and it is in the refrigerator. Should i add some yeast back before bottling or am i being overly worrisome?

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Re: Bourbon added to secondary
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2010, 01:23:35 AM »
Your 14 oz addition of Bourbon will raise the abv of the beer by ~0.8% I wouldn't sweat it.
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Re: Bourbon added to secondary
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2010, 01:26:37 PM »
Your 14 oz addition of Bourbon will raise the abv of the beer by ~0.8% I wouldn't sweat it.

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Re: Bourbon added to secondary
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2010, 02:17:49 PM »
mmmm...I love me some bourbon in my porters.  ;)
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Re: Bourbon added to secondary
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2010, 06:14:37 AM »
   I just made a Bourbon Vanilla breakfast stout. Turned out real nice.
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Re: Bourbon added to secondary
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2010, 10:53:41 AM »
will be bottling tomorrow hopefully. just tasted a sample, its very good.

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Re: Bourbon added to secondary
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2010, 11:30:07 AM »
Gee I wish I had a set up talking stouts
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Re: Bourbon added to secondary
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2010, 04:27:18 PM »
Added oak and bourbon to one of mine and I loved it! It was one of my favorite recipes to date. You can check out my process if you like as well. But I just soaked for a couple of weeks and pitched the bourbon and oak right in and let sit for another two weeks.

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