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This may be a dumb question but what styles of beer lend them self best to sitting in a secondary with french oak cubes?

I haven't done it but the ones I have tasted that are nice with the oak flavoring have been big dark beers like Imperial Stouts and Barley Wines.

maybe a french beer? french saison, bier d'garde?

I used medium toast french chips in an imperial oatmeal stout back in June. It's aged really well. I love the vanilla flavor the oak gave the beer. I only kept it on the chips for 7 days (5 gallon batch, 2 oz chips).

Joe Sr.:
I've oaked porters and stouts so far.  I think way back in the day I oaked something else, but I can't remember what.

I recently had a La Trappe oaked quadruple.  I did not like it with the oak.  Smoky.  Weird.  Much better without and I believe my taste threshold for the oak tannins is pretty high.


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